Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Keep The Home Fires Burning

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING (S4x32) 4C Set Fiona MacDonald

1- 8 1s set, turn 2H and face up, cast 1 place (2s do not step up) 1s pass LSh and dance RSh round 1st corners to end in centre, 1L above 2s, 1M between 3s and 4s
9-16 1L+2s dance RH across, LH back while 1M + [4M followed by 3M] + 4L [followed by 3L] dance tandem reel of 3 across (1M LSh to 3M to start). End 1L above 2s and 1M below 4s in centre
17-20 1s set (Glasgow Highlanders setting) while 2s+3s+4s dance DoSiDo with partners
21-24 1s dance towards each other and turn 2H to end between 2s and 3s own side facing out (2s step up 21-24)
25-32 1s+3s ½ turn (Ladies RH, Men LH), 1s+4s ½ turn other hand; 4s+1s set and turn partner 2H

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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