Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Loose Cannon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LOOSE CANNON (R7x32) 7 Person Set Gerry Jones Liverpool at 70
7 person set with 7th person in centre at the top looking down between 1 and 6
Start:
3    4
2    5
1    6
   7
   Top

1-8 Dancers 1,2,5,6 dance R&L (dancers 1+6 also 2+5 giving RH to begin) while on bar 3, dancer 7 dances down between 1,2,5,6, sets to dancer 3 (bars 5-6), sets to dancer 4 (bar 7-8)
9-12 ½ reels of 3 on the sides with dancer 7 dancing close behind dancer 4. Dancer 7 crosses to opposite side on bar 12
13-16 ½ reels of 3 on the sides with dancer 7 dancing close behind dancer 3. Dancer 7 finishes in the centre (Dancers 1,2,3,4,5,6 dance full reels of 3)
17-24 Dancers 1,2,3,4,5,6 circle round and back as dancer 7 sets in the centre. All finish in original places.
25-28 All chase clockwise ½ way round
29-32 All dance RH across to finish one place clockwise from original position
Finish:
2    3
1    4
7    5
   6
   Top

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



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