The Rambling Pitchfork
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE RAMBLING PITCHFORK1 (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd, 1987, All Kinds of Everything
1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s in and down to start)
9-16 1L followed by 1M dances Tandem Fig of 8 round 2s and ends crossing to opposite sides but with nearer hands joined
17-24 1s dance down middle and ½ turn (1L under 1M's arm) to own sides and dance up to the top
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationA rambling pitchfork is an expression used to describe an itinerant farm labourer.
The Rambling Pitchfork Jig is also the title of a traditional Irish session tune played in the key of D major.
"Farm Labourer" Harry Becker (1865-1928), Red chalk, c. Before 1929
Image copyright Harry Becker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.