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&Link, 1s turn RH 1½ to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass&Turn with 1st corners (corners turn RH) and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass&Turn with 2nd corners, 1s turn RH to finish facing partner in middle on own sides
25-32 1s petronella to 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up; 1s set, 1s turn RH 1¼ to 2nd place own side

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

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

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

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