Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

MacLeod's Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MACLEOD'S WEDDING (R5x48) 5C set Robert Coupe RSCDS Book 48

1- 4 1s+3s cross down (no hands) into centre back to back facing opposite sides (2s+4s step up) and all take hands and set (as "extended" double triangles)
5- 8 1s+3s dance out opposite sides, and cast (Ladies up/Men down), dance into middle (1M+3L pass RSh) and pass partners RSh to face 2nd corners
9-12 1s+3s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners and pass partners RSh to face 3rd corners (pstns)
13-16 1s+3s repeat bars 9-12 with 3rd corners finishing facing 4th corners (pstns)
17-20 1s+3s repeat bars 9-12 with 4th corners finishing facing 1st corners (pstns)
21-24 1s+3s repeat bars 9-12 with 1st corners (pstns), take prom. hold with partners (Lady above Man) 1s facing Ladies' side, 3s facing Men's side
25-28 1s cast to face 2M (in 5M place) as 3s cast up to face 5L (in 1L place)
29-32 3s+5L+5M (Ladies' side) and 1s+2L+2M (Men's side) dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (3s+5L, 1s+2M pass LSh to start)
33-36 3s+4L+5M (at top) and 1s+4M+2L (at bottom) dance ½ reels of 3 across (3s+4L, 1s+4M pass RSh to start)
37-40 5M+2M (Men's side) and 5L+2L (Ladies' side) dance path of ½ reels of 3 on sides as 3s cast down (passing 2M LSh) to face 4M (in 5M place) and 1s cast up (passing 5L LSh) to face 4L (in 1L place)
41-44 1s+4L+2L (Ladies' side) and 3s+5M+4M (Men's side) dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s+4L, 3s+4M pass RSh to begin) finishing 1s+3s in line in middle, Men facing down, Ladies facing up) 21435
45-48 1s+3s turn ¾ RH to face own sides, 1s cast to 3rd place as 3s cast to 5th place (4s+5s step up) 24153

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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