Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Davies' Delight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Miss Davies' Delight (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1975

1-8 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance a grand chain (to begin 1st couple cross, 2nd couple dance down and 3rd couple dance up)
9-12 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples join hands on sidelines and set, then the 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across halfway
13-16 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples join hands on sidelines and set, then the 1st and 3rd couples dance left hands across halfway (ending 231 with 2nd and 3rd couples on opposite sides)
17-18 The 2nd, 3rd and 1st couples join hands on sidelines and set
19-20 Giving right hands, the 1st and 3rd women change places
21-22 Giving left hands, the 1st woman and 2nd man, likewise the 1st and 3rd men, change places
23-24 Giving right hands, the 1st man and 2nd woman change places
25-32 The 1st and 2nd couples dance the chain progression

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Notes

For detailed instructions on the phrasing of the chain progression see page 20 of the RSCDS Birmingham Book (1973).

(Dance notes by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Miss Davies' Delight, was devised for Miss Carole Davies of Camberley.

Suggested tune: Kate Dalrymple.

Devised August 1975 and revised (bars 17-24) December 1986; first published 1987; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1975, 1986, 1987, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 2, McGhie the Moudie Catcher and Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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