Red Joan Of Big Harbour
Scottish Country Dance InstructionRed Joan Of Big Harbour
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 2 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-8 1ST COUPLE TURN AND ½ FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple turn once round with right hands, cross down between 2nd couple, and cast up to partners' place;
9-16 1ST AND 2ND COUPLES LADIES' CHAIN: 1st and 2nd couples dance a Ladies' Chain up and down the set;
17-24 SET AND CIRCLE: 1st and 2nd couples nearer hands joined with partners set and circle left for two steps, set and circle left for another two steps;
25-32 TURN AND HALF POUSSETTE: 1st and 2nd couples turn partners with both hands (1st couple 1½ times, 2nd couple once round) ending in a diagonal line between 1st man's and 2nd woman's place (1st couple turn 1½ times, AS 2nd couple turn once round), and dance ½ poussette.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
Dance NotesAs with all dances having the format, 2-Couple Repeat in a 4-Couple Set, if dancer numbers so dictate it can be performed in a 3-Couple or 5-Couple Set and with the number of repeats adjusted appropriately.
(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)
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