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The New Rigged Ship

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THE NEW RIGGED SHIP (J8x48) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 9

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides giving RSh to 2s
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top
25-32 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (3 bars), cross LH and cast to 3rd place (3 bars), begin to lead up (2 bars)
33-40 1s lead up to top and cast 1 place to face 1st corners. 1s set to 1st corner and to 2nd corner
41-48 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corner and cross RH to own sides. 213

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


The New Rigged Ship
RSCDS Book 9
Jig   8 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s 4 hands round and back;

  9-16 1s2s3s reels of 3 on own sides, giving right shoulder to 2s to start;

17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to the top;

25-27 1s cross and cast;

28-30 1s cross by the left and cast to 3rd place;

31-36 1s lead up to the top and cast to face first corners;

37-38 1s set to first corners;

39-40 1s set to second corners;

41-46 1s reels of 3 on opposite sides, giving right shoulder to 2nd corners to start;

47-48 1s cross to own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


Dance Notes

25-36 As is typical of many older dances, the allocation of time for the individual elements is somewhat arbitrary; this leads to the counter-intuitive detailed phrasing as follows. However, since this is a solo for the 1s, it's not critical so long as they finish correctly, facing first corners.

25-26 1s cross normally.

27-27 1s cast more quickly than normally.

28-29 1s cross at normal speed but with abnormal phrasing.

30-30 1s cast more quickly than normally.

31-32 1s lead up quickly (nearer hands joined is more helpful since this precedes casting on own sides) finishing in the centre, facing out towards original places.

33-36 1s cast slowly, finishing facing first corners.

35-36 In the original instructions, 2s step up here, probably recognising that 1s may be behind the music.


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