Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rantin' Kirn

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Rantin' Kirn
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x40 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   SET, TURN AND ½ RIGHTS AND LEFTS WITH 1ST CORNERS: 2nd couple set advancing to 1st corners and turn ¾ with both hands; then all four dance rights and lefts halfway (2nd couple end facing 2nd corners);

  9-16 SET, TURN AND ½ RIGHTS AND LEFTS WITH 2ND CORNERS: 2nd couple set to 2nd corners and turn ¾ with both hands; then all four dance rights and lefts halfway;

17-20 ALL CHASE CLOCKWISE HALFWAY: 3rd and 1st couples end in original places, 2nd couple on opposite sides 2nd woman facing out;

21-24 2ND COUPLE CHASE: 2nd woman (followed by 2nd man) casts up round 1st man and down middle to between 3rd couple (2nd man between 1st couple), ending nearer Hands joined in lines of 3 across the set;

25-28 DOWN MIDDLE: dance down middle (on bar 28, 1st couple turn ending with 1st and 3rd couples nearer hands joined, 2nd man in front of 1st couple and 2nd woman in front of 3rd couple);

29-32 UP MIDDLE 2nd man followed by 1st couple, 2nd woman followed by 3rd couple;

33-36 2ND COUPLE CHASE CLOCKWISE HALFWAY: 2nd man (followed by 2nd woman) cast round 1st woman and across to own side in 2nd place;

37-40 ½ TURNS ON SIDE: 2nd couple turn 1st couple halfway by the right, then 1st couple turn 3rd couple halfway by the left (1st man - 3rd man, 1st woman - 3rd woman: 3rd man finishes with a polite turn).

Repeat twice.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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