Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Jig For Midge

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Jig for Midge
Nanette Watson   Dunblane Scottish Country Dances, 1995
Jig   4 x 40 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s 4s cross by the right and cast inwards;

  5-8   1s4s half rights and lefts, finishing 2s4s1s3s;

  9-16 2s 3s repeat bars 1-8, finishing 4s3s2s1s;

17-24 1s set, lead up to the top and cast to finish facing first corners WHILE 4s dance in and cast to 4th place, set and cross;

25-32 1s half reel of 4 with first corners, pass by the right and half reel of 4 with second corners, finishing 2s1s3s4s, all on opposite sides;

33-34 1s set;

35-36 1s cast to 4th place;

37-40 all turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  3-4   2s step up, 3s down.

17-24 The phrasing is somewhat counter-intuitive; the following cover the potential problems for individual couples:

17-20 4s cuddle cast to finish in original places, facing in;

19-22 1s take hands (preferably nearer) to lead up and finish facing out in original places;

23-24 3s step up.

35-36 3s4s take hands on the sides and step up.

37-40 As a variation, all take hands on the side and set, release hands and cross by the right to own sides.


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Recommended music: A Jig for Midge by R. O'Hare.

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