Sir James Baird's Strathspey
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
SIR JAMES BAIRD'S STRATHSPEY
(S8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Farewell My Fancy
1- 8 1M+2L turn 2H 1½ times to end at top on opposite sides, 1s+2s turn LH 1½ times on sides
9-16 1L+2L change places RH, 2s+1s Adv+Ret for 1 step diagonally, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
17-20 1s cross RH, cast RSh round 1st corner to end 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s while 2s+3s Adv+Ret and cross RH
21-24 1s change places RH and cast RSh round 2nd corner to 2nd place opposite sides, while 2s+3s Adv+Ret and change places on sides RH
25-32 All chase clockwise to own sides, 2s+1s+3s advance to end in line up/down (RSh to partner) and face partner to turn 2H to own sides
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Sir James Baird, 2nd Baronet of Saughtonhall, was born about 1658, and died in 1715. The son of Sir Robert Baird, 1st Baronet of Saughtonhall, and Elizabeth Fleming, he became baronet in 1697 on the death of his father, in 1712 entailing the lands of Saughtonhall.
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