Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Musicians' Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MUSICIANS' WEDDING (S4x32) 4C Gaye Collin The Musicians' Wedding

1- 8 1s dance in and cast (2s step up). 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 2s+1s+3s circle 6H ½ round to Left. 1s ½ turn RH, face each other, pull back RSh and dance out to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 3s+1s+2s modified Set&Rotate:-
' 17-20 3s+2s+1s Set&Rotate singly and chase clockwise to form lines of 3 across
' 21-24 All change places RH with partner and 2s+3s chase clockwise to own sides while 1s cast to Left to end 213 (3s face up)
25-32 1s+3s turn on sides (1L LH, 1M RH), 3s dance up to 2nd place while 1s cross down
1s+4s turn on sides (1M LH, 1L RH), 4s dance up to 3rd place while 1s cross down to 4th place own side. End 2341

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


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This strathspey, The Musicians' Wedding, was devised for Marian Anderson and Max Ketchin who stayed with the deviser on a visit to New Zealand; a charming and talented couple whose music is so much loved there.

The recommended tune is "Mid Fodderletter".



Dance Information by the deviser, Gaye Collin.

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