A Jig For Midge
Scottish Country Dance InstructionA 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)
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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Dance InformationRecommended music: A Jig for Midge by R. O'Hare.
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