Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Macraes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MACRAES (MARJORIE AND BRIAN) (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Marjorie Duffield's Pupils Westlothiana

1- 8 1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses set, casts behind 3M, crosses set to between 3rd and 4th couple own side and 1s set
9-16 1s nearer hands joined dance up to top (3 bars), cast 1 place on own side and turn RH to face 2L (Man's 2nd corner) in promenade hold
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 2L); ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 2M)
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 3M; ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 3L). 1s end in centre facing up retaining LH
33-40 2s+1s dance LH across; 1s+3s dance RH to end in 2nd place own sides

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

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