Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hairy Mary

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAIRY MARY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Priscilla Burrage Cross Country Capers

1- 8 1s set, lead down below 3s, cast up 1 place and face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance a full "Relay" reel of 4 through 1st corner positions as 1st corners dance ½ reel and dance on clockwise to next corner and set while 2nd corners set, dance on to next corner and dance remaining ½ reel with 1s (2nd corners let 1s corners out before entering reel) 1s end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance similar "Relay" reel through 2nd corner positions while corners repeat above the moves, 1s end in 2nd places own sides
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L (1M crossing diagonally down and 1L crossing diagonally up to start)

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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