Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Marchmont Eightsome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MARCHMONT EIGHTSOME (R96) Sq.Set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 3

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies Adv&Ret twice while Men dance Figs of 8 round partner+ corner (Men dance behind partners to start and finish BtoB in middle facing partners)
17-28 All dance double reels of 4 across dance giving LH in the middle (Men end in middle)
29-32 All set to partners and ¾ turn RH
33-40 All dance Grand Chain ½ way and turn (spin) partners to face in
41-48 1s+3s set advancing, ½ turn opposite person 2H to face out and dance out to sides, cross and dance to meet partner
49-56 2s+4s repeat
57-64 All turn partners (spin) and dance Grand Chain ½ way to original places
65-80 Set to partners, ¾ turn RH and dance double reels of 4 across dance all ending in original places
81-88 Men Adv&Ret twice while Ladies dance Figs of 8 round partner+corner (Ladies behind partners to start)
89-96 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

Devised for Dunedin Dancers, who for over ten years met weekly in the Church of the German-speaking congregation in Marchmont, Edinburgh.

Marchmont is a mainly residential area of Edinburgh, Scotland lying roughly a mile to the south of the Old Town.

Marchmont Edinburgh
Marchmont, Edinburgh, Scotland

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