Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mary Hamilton

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MARY HAMILTON (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All dance Grand Chain starting on sides (i.e. 1s with 2s and 3s with 4s)
 Bar 8: 1s and 4s do not pass LH but take prom hold, 1s facing Ladies' side, 4s facing Men's side (Lady on Man's right), 2s face up, 3s face down
9-16 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 2s (LSh to 2L) while 4s reel of 3 with 3s (LSh to 3L), ending in lines of 4 across (1s and 4s in centre of lines)
17-24 All set, 1s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s and 4s dance up/down between 2s/3s to ends and turn to face 2s+3s (who dance in to face them)
25-28 1s+2s and 3s+4s set passing opposite couple LSh 2s and 3s turn partners 2H as 1s+4s set passing LSh. 24(1)(3)
29-32 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H round to left. 24(1)(3)

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

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