Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Irish Rose

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IRISH ROSE (J8x48) 3C (4C set) Muriel Boal

1-8 1s cross RH cast off one place and turn partner with LH finishing 2nd place on opposite side. (2s step up on bars 3 and 4).
9-16 1M dances RH across with 2s while 1L dances RH with 3s then pass right shoulder dance LH across with other couple (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s).
17-24 1M dances half reel of 3 across the set with 2s giving LS to 2M while 1L dances half reel of 3 across the set with 3s giving LS to 3L. 1M and 1L pass LS and dance half reel of 3 with opposite couple (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s).
25-32 1s dance full diagonal rights and lefts (1M going up and 1L going down).
33-40 3s, 1s and 2s turn partners with RH for 4 bars then facing clockwise chase half way round to own side of the dance (2, 1, 3)
41-48 3 couples dance six hands round and back.
Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Muriel Boal, 2018)


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Dance devised by Muriel Boal to celebrate Rose's 70th birthday.

Suggested Tune: Shandon Bells.

(Dance Information compiled by the deviser, Muriel Boal, 2018)



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