Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MOONSHINE (S3x32) 3C set Biddy Fawdry Birmingham Book 2004

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1s cross down to 2nd place as 2s step up, 1s turn 3s (1M+3L RH, 1L+3M LH). 2(1)3
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s start by facing up and out, crossing down on bars 11-12 to complete reels on own side. 1s end in 2nd place. 213
17-24 1s and 3s dance Chain Progression:
 17-18 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH
 19-22 1M+3L turn LH 1½ times while partners chase clockwise ½ way
 23-24 3s and 1s ¾ turn RH to end on sides in order 3 1
25-32 2s+3s+1s set and all turn RH 1¼ times, all petronella turn to own sides. 231

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance Moonrakers by E Nelson.

Moonshine is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced illicitly. The word is believed to derive from the term "moonrakers" used for early English smugglers and the clandestine (i.e., by the light of the moon) nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey.

The Moonshine Man Of Kentucky - Around 1877

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