Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Harvey's Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Miss Harvey's Hornpipe (H8x40) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1989

1-8 The 2nd couple followed by the 1st couple cross down between the 3rd couple, dance a figure of eight around them and dance up own sidelines having changed places
9-16 Using nearer hands throughout, the 2nd couple followed by the 1st couple dance down the centre, on bar 13 the 2nd couple turn in towards one another and dance up under an arch formed by the 1st couple who then turn in towards one another and follow them up, the 2nd couple end in top place on own sides, the 1st couple in second place, back to back in the centre, facing own sides
17-24 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance crown triangles. The 1st couple moving round by the right on bars 18, 20 and 22 end back to back in the centre, the woman facing up and the man facing down
25-32 The 1st woman with the 2nd couple and the 1st man with the 3rd couple dance three hands round to the left and back, ending in the same positions as on bar 24
33-40 The 1st woman with the 2nd couple and the 1st man with the 3rd couple dance reels of three across, the 1st couple begin by giving left shoulders to their first corners and end in second place own sides

Repeat having passed a couple

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


Dance Notes

On bar 24, while still setting at the end of the crown triangles, the 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples need to drop hands briefly in order to reform into a circle on bar 25.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)


Dance Information

This dance, Miss Harvey's Hornpipe, was devised for Pat Harvey.

Suggested tune: Miss Gayton.

Devised November 1989; first published 1992; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1989, 1992, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 5, The Real McGhie And Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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