Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Lovely Hall

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Lovely Hall by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Strathspey for 3C

1-8 1C set, turn both hands once round, and cast to 2nd place, advancing to face 1st corners; 2C step up on bars 5 and 6.
9-16 1C set to and turn 1st corners both hands; on bar 12, 1C pass LS in the middle of the set to face 2nd corners. 1C set to and turn 2nd corners both hands to end in 2nd place on opposite sides.
17-24 6 bar reels on the sides of the dance, beginning with 1C giving LS to 1st corners. On bars 23 and 24, 1C cross RH to 2nd places on own sides.
25-32 1W with 3C and 1M with 2C dance LH across once round; on bar 28 1C pass LS into 1W with 2C and 1M with 3C dance RH across once round to end in 2nd places on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jan 2001)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This strathspey, A Lovely Hall, is named for how Mady Newfield describes the Baker Center in St. Charles, Illinois, USA, where the Silk and Thistle class hold their annual Frolic on the Fox.

Suggested music is Gang the Same Gate from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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