The Piper's Wedding (de Vroome)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE PIPER'S WEDDING (M-(S64+R64)) 4C set Rik de Vroome
3s and 4s start on opposite sides
1- 8 All set, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place, 1M+4L also 1L+4M turn LH on sides ending outside the set (as Sq.Set)
9-12 1L+4L change places RH while 2s and 3s change places with partner RH, 2M+3M change places LH while 1s+4s change places LH with partner
13-16 1L+4L change places RH while 2s and 3s change places with partner RH, Men dance in and face Lady in a cross formation
17-24 All dance Highland setting step (4 bars) and dance ½ reels of 4 (Ladies give LH in centre and Men do not pass each other but turn to face clockwise)
25-28 All Promenade (with partner) clockwise ½ way to end in Sq.Set (2s at top and 3s at bottom) and set to partner
29-32 1s+4s chase clockwise ¼ way (inside set) while 2s and 3s advance and twirl back to place to end in longways set order 24(1)(3)
Repeat again in Strathspey time then twice in Reel time
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationAlso see the dance Piper's Wedding (Johnstone) by Johnstone.
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