The Immigrant Lass
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE IMMIGRANT LASS (J4x32) 4C set J Morton Jay RSCDS Book 39
1- 8 1s+2s turn 1½ times RH, 1s+2s dance RH across to end opposite sides while 3s+4s now turn 1½ times RH (3s+4s start 4 bars behind 1s+2s)
9-16 1s+2s dance ½ R&L while 3s+4s dance RH across, 1s+3s (centre couples) dance ½ R&L
17-24 3s+1s dance full Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+4s lead up for 3 bars and ½ turn partner (Lady under Man's arm), 4s lead down to bottom and cast to 3rd place as 1s dance down to bottom
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationThe deviser J.M. Jay dedicated this Scottish country dance to his wife June. They lived in Seaforth, Australia.
Seaforth was named after Loch Seaforth and Seaforth Island in Scotland and is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
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Text from this original Seaforth New South Wales article on Wikipedia.
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