Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Neighbours' Day

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Neighbours' Day 32 bar Hornpipe for 3 Couples Rod Downey The Johnsonville Collection
A three couple 32 bar hornpipe in a four couple set.

1-2 First couple set
3-6 First couple turn RH and finish facing out.
7-8 First couple cast to second place and second couple step up.
9-12 First couple and first corners set twice.
13-16 First couple and first corners turn right hand back to place.
17-24 First couple and second corners repeat 9-16 again RH.
25-32 Six hands round and back.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

Dance Information

This hornpipe, Neighbours' Day, was devised on 29th March 2015 as a teaching dance for pas de Basque and corners.

The dance follows a very nice "neighbours' day" where the Johnsonville Club danced at the Newlands Marae on Saturday 28th March, with a number of our new beginners involved.

The recommended tune is "Kirk's Hornpipe" and an excellent recording is by David South and his band in "Kardinia Capers" as "Set of Hornpipes" (track 1).

(Dance information from The Johnsonville Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)

Published in The Johnsonville Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.

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