Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lindisfarne Strathspey

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THE LINDISFARNE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John F Rigby The Lindisfarne Strathspey and 8 Other SCDs

1- 8 2s+3s dance RH across; 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across
9-12 2s+3s dance RH across while 1M followed by 1L cast to 4th place own side and 4L followed by 4M cast up to 1st place own side
13-16 4s+2s also 3s+1s dance ½ LH across; 4s+1s cross LH so all on opposite sides. (2)(4)(1)(3)
17-32 The Lindisfarne Knot:
 1st place (2s) set, cross to 2nd place (no hands) facing out
 2nd place (4s) cast to 3rd place and cross down to 4th place (no hands) facing partner
 3rd place (1s) cross to 2nd place (no hands) and dance up to 1st place
 4th place (3s) set, cast up to 3rd place [only true casting is in 2nd/4th place at start of figure - other times just dance up or down outside set]
 Repeat from new positions 3 more times. 2413
Alternative version bars 17-32
17-20 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H round to Left (or 4s/3s lead up between 2s/1s and cast back to place)
21-24 2s and 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round couples below
25-32 All dance 8 bars of the Lindisfarne Knot figure

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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