Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Our Good Friend Tom

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

OUR GOOD FRIEND TOM (J8x32) 3C (4C set) May MacFarlane Tayside Collection 1983-2003

1- 8 1s set, dance down nearer hands joined and cast up round 3s to finish in centre joining LH and giving RH to 1st corners (2s step 3-4)
9-16 1s dance the Spoke: Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners, then with 3rd corners and 4th corners to end 1s facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 6 bar reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s giving LSh to 1st corners to start) and end between corners, All set
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M up between 2s, 1L down between 3s) into 2nd place own side; All turn partner RH. 213

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

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