The Prince Of Sutton Coldfield
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE PRINCE OF SUTTON COLDFIELD (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rod Downey Tuatara Collection 2013
1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides, Bars 7-8: 1L crosses to Man's side through 2M's place to top, 1M crosses set at top to 1L's place
9-16 1s+2s+3s repeat 1-8, all back to original places
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across; 1s+2s dance LH across to finish in line, facing partner 2H joined (1st corner diagonal, 1L+2M BtoB in centre)
25-32 1s+2s dance Hello-Goodbye Poussette:
25-26 All set (start right foot) moving on 2nd step into line across (1M+2L BtoB)
27-28 Repeat, moving on 2nd step into line on 2nd corner diagonal (1L+2M BtoB)
29-30 Repeat, moving on 2nd step into line up/down centre (2L+1M BtoB)
31-32 2s+1s Petronella turn to own side. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Prince Of Sutton Coldfield 32 bar Reel for 3 couples in a four couple set Rod Downey The Tuatara Collection
A three couple 32 bar reel in a four couple set.
1-8 The three couples dance parallel right shoulder reels of three on the side, finishing with first couple on opposite sides in first place. The reels begin on own sides, but finish on opposite sides. This is accomplished by first lady crossing to the men's side through second man's place (care is needed that the third man is not tardy) on bar 7, and first man dancing across the top on bar 8. (This movement resembles that used in Tulloch Gorm, but with gender roles reversed.)
9-16 Repeat 1-8 to original places.
17-24 First and second couples dance 4 hands across and back.
The left hands back finishes with both couples taking both hands with partner in a diagonal line between first man's place and second lady's place (1W and 2M back to back), ready for a Hello Goodbye Poussette.
25-32 1C and 2C dance a Hello Goodbye Poussette.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)
Dance NotesHello Goodbye Poussette.
This is a new progression and begins in a diagonal line between first man's place and second lady's place with 1W and 2M back to back; 1C and 2C holding partners with both hands in order 1M 1W 2M 2W. They retain hands until the end of bar 6. All begin on the right foot.
1-2 All set R, and move left on the left jete' to finish in a line across the set, with the 1M and 2W back to back. (This rotates the line ⅛, anticlockwise.)
3-4 Repeat a further ⅛, so that we are now on the second diagonal.
5-6 Repeat, so that now all are in a line up and down the set, (from the top), 2M, 2W, 1M, 1W. Drop hands.
7-8 All petronella to own sides in progressed places.
(Dance notes by the deviser, Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)
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Dance InformationThis reel, The Prince Of Sutton Coldfield, was devised 2 March, 2013 and dedicated to Barry Priddey, a wonderful dance deviser.
The last figure was inspired by a hands-free (non-progressive) setting figure from Lang May Your Lum Reek by Barry Priddey.
The recommended music is any good reel with well-defined 2 bar phrases. I found Dumbarton Drums, as recorded by Alastair Downie, worked well.
(Dance information from The Tuatara Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)
Published in The Tuatara Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.