Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ho! Tom Bombadil

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HO! TOM BOMBADIL (R3x32) 3C Set Wouter Joubert Fields Of Gold

1- 4 1s set, dance "Tom Bombadil" turn:
 1s ½ turn RH (1M dances above 1L while lady dances under arch made by the joined hands, 1M curves clockwise while 1L curves anticlockwise to finish next to each other in middle in 1st place facing up
5- 8 1s cast and turn ¾ LH to face 1st corners (2s step up 5-6)
9-16 1s dance "Hello-Goodbye" setting. Bar 15-16: 1s ¾ turn RH to finish right hands joined in middle in 2nd place facing down
17-24 1s cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place in centre right hands joined facing up. 1s cross up between 2s, cast to 2nd place in centre 2H joined. 3s step in on bar 24
25-32 1s+3s dance Poussette. 231

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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