Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Purple Heather Jig

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PURPLE HEATHER JIG (J4x40) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 5
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s turn RH, cast in 1 place and turn LH 1½ times to end between 2s/3s (Man facing Lady)
9-16 1s+2s also 4s+3s dance RSh reel of 4 across
17-24 1s and 4s turn corners RH, 1s+4s dance LH across ½ way to face other corner, turn corners RH and turn partner LH to end between 2s/3s
25-32 4s+2s also 1s+3s dance RSh reels of 4 across
33-40 1s and 4s dance out ends, cross, cast and turn partners RH

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

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This dance, Purple Heather Jig, is a variation on the White Heather Jig by James B Cosh.

Calluna vulgaris (known as Common Heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae.

It is a low-growing perennial shrub growing to 20 to 50 centimetres (7.9 to 20 in) tall, or rarely to 1 metre (39 in), and is found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe and especially in Scotland


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