Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

My Heather Hills

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MY HEATHER HILLS (J3x48) 3 C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 2
3 couple set: Start with 1M+3M changing places (1M to 3rd place and 3M to 1st place) Chord: Bow/curtsey to opposite person

1- 8 1s turn RH 1½ times (2s step up/down to vacant corners) and dance RSh round 2nd corners to 2nd place opposite side
9-16 1s dance diagonal R&L with Man going down and Lady up each time (polite turns)
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 and 1s end by turning in to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello Goodbye' setting and end facing 2nd corners
33-40 1s dance full diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end by passing LSh to face 2nd corners again
41-48 1s dance reel of 3 (on opposite sides) giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s cross to own side (M up to top and L down to bottom) as 3s cast into 2nd place (2L 3L 1L : 1M 3M 2M)

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

My Heather Hills
Derek Haynes   Carnforth Collection 2
Jig   3 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

On the second chord, 1M cast to 3rd place WHILE 3M lead up to 1st place.

  1-4   1s turn by the right 1½ times;

  5-8   1s cast to 2nd place (opposite sides) WHILE 2L move up and 2M move down;

  9-16 diagonal rights and lefts (1L always going diagonally up and 1M diagonally down);

17-24 repeat bars 9-16, finishing facing first corner positions;

25-32 1s hello-goodbye setting, starting with first corner position (3s) finishing facing 2nd corner positions;

33-40 1s with 2s (in second corner positions) diagonal reel of 4;

41-46 1s reels of 3 on opposite sides, starting with right shoulder to second corner positions;

47-48 3s cast (L up, M down) to 2nd place WHILE 1L cross down to 3rd place WHILE 1M cross up to 1st place.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  5-8   1s must take their time otherwise a long wait for bar 9.

  9-24 diagonal rights and lefts (1L always working at the top and 1M always at the bottom).

41-     Second corners (2s) flow straight from reel of 4 into reel of 3 with 1s following.

    -46 2s stop on reaching second corners' positions again.

47-48 3s continue reeling to 2nd place.

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Also see the dance Land Of The Heather Hills by Barry Priddey.

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