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New Scotland Strathspey

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NEW SCOTLAND STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C set E G Elder Edinburgh Uni 50th Anniv

1- 8 1s and 3s set and cross RH, 1s set to 2s and turn RH, while 3s set to 4s and turn RH
9-16 All dance reel of 4 on sides
17-24 All circle 8H round and back
25-32 All dance Grand Chain
33-40 1s turn RH while 3s cross RH, 1s on opposite sides change places LH with 2s, RH with 3s, LH with 4s and 1s turn RH 1½ times

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

New Scotland Strathspey
E Elder   Edinburgh University 50th Anniversary
Strathspey   4 x 40 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s 3s set and cross by the right, finishing facing down;

  5-8   1L2M 3L4M 1M2L 3M4L set and turn by the right on the sides;

  9-16 reels of 4 on sides;

17-24 8 hands round and back, finishing 2s facing 3s on the sides;

25-32 grand chain;

33-34 1s turn by the right finishing on opposite sides WHILE 3s cross by the right;

35-37 1s cross on the sides by the left with 2s, by the right with 3s and by the left with 4s;

38-40 1s turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

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

Dance Notes

35-40 This phrasing is a little counter-intuitive and so needs care.

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