Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Joukery-Pawkery

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Joukery-Pawkery (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1987

1-4 The 1st man casts off two places, the 2nd man stepping up on bars 1-2
5-8 The 1st man dances half a reel of three with the 3rd couple, giving right shoulder to 3rd woman to begin and ending between the 3rd couple, all facing up
9-16 With hands joined, the 1st man and 3rd couple set, then the 1st man advances up the centre and dances right hands across with the 1st and 2nd women, ending in second place, own side
17-20 The 1st woman casts off two places, the 2nd woman stepping up on bars 17-18
21-24 The 1st woman dances half a reel of three with the 3rd couple, giving left shoulder to 3rd woman, on opposite side, to begin and ending between the 3rd couple, all facing up
25-32 With hands joined, the 1st woman and 3rd couple set, then the 1st woman advances up the centre and dances left hands across with the 2nd and 1st men, ending in second place, own side

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Information

The title of this dance, Joukery-Pawkery, is a Scottish dialect term for trickery or roguery.

Suggested tune: Solomon Levi.

Devised June 1987; first published 1992; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1987, 1992, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 5, The Real McGhie And Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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