Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The MacFarlanes' Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MACFARLANES' STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Bob M Campbell Glasgow Assembly

1- 4 1s+2s set advancing to face up nearer hands joined, 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place while 2s lead up and curve into 1st place
5- 8 1s+3s repeat. 231
9-16 1s followed by 3s lead up to top, cast, meet and lead down. 1s cast up around 3rd place into 2nd place, 3s curve into 3rd place
17-20 2s+1s circle 4H round to left opening into line of 4 up/down middle facing partner (2M 2L 1M 1L)
21-24 2s+1s dance ½ reel of 4 (pass partner RSh to start), at end of reel pass partner RSh again and face partner joining 2H ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance a Philabeg:
   25-28 1s+2s turn 2H, 1s dance down diagonally to Mens side while 2s dance diagonally up to Ladies side and 1s+2s all ¾ turn 2H
   29-32 1s dance down diag into middle while 2s dance diag up into middle and all ¾ turn 2H, 1s+2s pass partner RSh and dance out to own sides to own sides. 213

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

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