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Johnnie Walker

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JOHNNIE WALKER (M-(S64+J64)) Sq.Set Norman and Helen Robson Whisky Collection

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All set to corners and turn RH, set to partners and turn LH
17-24 1s and 3s advance to centre and lead out through sides with opposite partner, cross and dance to opposite sides and turn partner RH 1½ times
25-32 2s and 4s repeat 17-24
33-40 All Ladies petronella one place to right and all set, Ladies petronella on to next place to right and set
41-48 All Men petronella one place to right and all set, Men petronella on to next place to right and set
49-64 All dance Grand Chain once round and dance Allemande anticlockwise

65-128 Repeat 1-64 in Jig time

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Johnnie Walker
Norman and Helen Robson The Whisky Collection
Medley S64 + J64 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Square Set


    1-8     8 hands round and back;

    9-12   all set and turn corners by the right;

  13-16   all set and turn partners by the left;

  17-18   1M 3M lead partners forward (take nearer hands) and exchange partners (each M passing partner's left hand into the other M's left);

  19-20   1M3L cross out between 2s WHILE 3M1L cross out between 4s;

  21-24   1s 3s meet and turn by the right 1½ times;

  25-32   2s 4s repeat last 8 bars;

  33-34   Ls petronella one place round the set;

  35-36   all set;

  37-40   Ls repeat last 4 bars, finishing in their original places;

  41-48   Mn repeat last 8 bars, finishing in their original places;

  49-56   grand chain;

  57-64   all take allemande hold and chase anticlockwise around the square set, releasing hold to finish in original places.


  65-127 Repeat bars 1-63 in jig time;

128-128 finish the chase in allemande hold with the Mn turning their partners into the middle of the set and dropping left hands, ready for the bow and curtsey.

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

Dance Notes

      -24   1s 3s finish with partners on normal side, not as in Schiehallion.

  65-128 The jig is usually played blessedly slowly but beware of untidiness, especially in the grand chain and the chase in allemande hold.

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Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch Whisky owned by Diageo and produced in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, sold in almost every country with yearly sales of over 130 million bottles.

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