Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

MacPhail's Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MACPHAIL'S RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Wesley Clindinning Canada's Irish Rover

1- 8 1s cast, dance Fig of 8 (taking hands when possible) on own sides. Bar 7 1s cast to 2nd place (2s step up)
9-12 2s+3s Adv&Ret while 1s advance, ½ turn 2H, retire to opposite sides.
13-24 2s+1s+3s dance 12 bars of R&L for 3 Couples:
   13-14 All 3 couples cross RH with dancer opposite
   15-16 Dancers in 1L place and 3M place change places diagonally LH while other couples change places LH on side
   17-24 Repeat bars 1-4 from new places 2 more times with 1s finishing back to back facing 1st corners.
25-28 1s set to corners then to partner 'Hello-Goodbye', 1s turn RH to face 2nd corners
29-32 Repeat bars 25-28 with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place facing out ready to begin again. 213

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

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