Scottish Country Dance InstructionHURLYGUSH (J4x32) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 5
1- 8 1s and 4s turn RH, cast in 1 place and turn partner LH 1½ to end in lines of 4 across (1s between 2s and 4s between 3s)
9-16 All dance reels of 4 across ending with 1s and 4s passing partners RH and all facing down/up to other line of 4
17-24 All set and change place RH with opposite person, 2s and 3s set while 4s and 1s cast in to 2nd/3rd place on opposite side, all cross LH with partner
25-32 All chase anticlockwise ½ way, 1s+4s dance ½ LH across and all set. 2413
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationThe name Hurlygush is said to come from the sound made by a burn running swiftly, especially over stones.
Hurlygush is also the name of a poetry book by Maurice Lindsay, published by Serif Books, Edinburgh in 1948.
Camped By The Alder Burn - Listening To The Hurlygush?
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