Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Many Happy Returns (Briscoe)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MANY HAPPY RETURNS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Melbourne Briscoe Slip Knot Collection

1- 8 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H, and dance 4H round to the left, back to place.
9-16 1s+2s set and link; 1s turn RH 1½ to face 1st corners.
17-24 1s dance Corner pass and turn with 1st corners (corners turn RH) and pass RSh to face 2nd corners; dance Corner pass and turn with 2nd corners, 1s turn RH to finish facing partner in middle on own sides
25-32 1s Petronella turn to 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up; 1s set and turn RH 1¼ to 2nd place own side

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

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Also see the dance Many Happy Returns (Adams) by J Adams.

Many Happy Returns
Many Happy Returns, Card, c. 1910-1919

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