Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Marian Cook's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MARIAN COOK'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Rev'd Fr William L. Ogburn

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH. Repeat back to place.
9-16 1s dance down between 2s, cast down behind 3s and lead up between them; cast up behind 2s and finish in original places. (Nearer hands joined whenever possible.)
17-24 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:
 17-20 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
 21-24 Set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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