The Platinum Strathspey
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE PLATINUM STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Margaret Fairgrieve West Lothian 70th Book
1- 8 2s cross RH and cast round 1st corner and dance ½ reels of 3 across (2M+3M, 2L+1L pass LSh) ending in lines across
9-16 2s change places RH, cast round 2nd corner (pstn) and dance ½ reels of 3 on sides ending in 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(2)(1)
17-20 3s cross RH and cast to 3rd place while 2s cross up and cast to 2nd place while 1s lead up, Cross&Cast to 1st place
21-24 All turn 2H to end with 3s in places and 1s+2s in middle ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 1s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
13-16 This is a left shoulder half-reel.
17-20 The deviser's instructions say 2s lead up to 1st place and cross and cast; 1s likewise.
Here is the original crib for The Platinum Strathspey, by Margaret Fairgrieve, published in the West Lothian 70 Book (for dances devised by members of West Lothian branch to celebrate their 70th Anniversary in 2006).
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
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Dance InformationThis dance, The Platinum Strathspey, was dedicated to the deviser's husband Crichton and to other dancer friends who celebrated their 70th birthdays (in 2005).
It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.
The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Platinum' is the 70th.
Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.
|1st Cotton||11th Scent||30th Pearl|
|2nd Paper||12th Silk and Fine Linen||35th Coral|
|3rd Leather||13th Barometer||40th Ruby|
|4th Fruit and Flower||14th Clock||45th Sapphire|
|5th Wooden||15th Crystal||50th Gold|
|6th Sugar||16th Holloware||55th Emerald|
|7th Woollen||18th Coloured Gems||60th Diamond|
|8th Salt, Pottery||19th Furniture||65th Blue Sapphire|
|9th Copper||20th China||70th Platinum|
|10th Tin, coal||25th Silver||75th Diamond|
70th Birthday Celebration Cake
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