Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rose Of The North

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROSE OF THE NORTH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee

1- 4 1s lead down below 3s, Cross&Cast up to 2nd place on opposite side
5-16 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to and turn 1st corner 2H, set to and turn 2nd corner 2H. 1s finish BtoB in centre, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
25-32 1M+2s and 1L+3s circle 3H round to left and on bar 4 1s pull back RSh to face each other and set; 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own side. 213

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

The Rose of the North
Roy Goldring   Leeds Silver Jubilee
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s lead down, cross below 3s and cast up to 2nd place;

  5-16 2s1s3s 3-couple rights and lefts:

  5-6   all cross by the right;

  7-8   all cross by the left (on the side between 1M2M and 2L3L positions, diagonally between 1L3M positions);

  9-16 repeat bars 5-8, twice;

17-20 1s set and turn first corners both hands;

21-24 1s set and turn second corners both hands, finishing back to back, 1M facing up, 1L down;

25-28 2s1M 1L3s 3 hands round to the left, finishing 1M facing down, 1L up;

29-30 1s set to partner;

31-32 1s petronella turn to own side 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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Dance Information

It is believed that this strathspey, The Rose Of The North, was written for the deviser's wife Doreen.

The recommended tune, Doreen Goldring, was composed by Muriel Johnstone.

The 3 couple rights and lefts (bars 5-16) is a figure devised by Neil M. Grant of Forres.

Rose Cultivar Called Doreen, Rose of the North Image
A Rose Cultivar Called Doreen

Image Copyright RV Roger Nurseries permission granted, all rights reserved, 2012.

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