Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

St Andrew's Day (Sutherland - 64 Bar Version)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ST ANDREW'S DAY (R4x64) 4C set Hector Sutherland Two National Dances of Scotland
2 chords: 2nd chord 2s+3s step in towards each other

1- 8 1s+4s dance R&L around standing 2s+3s. 2s+3s step back to original places on bar 8
9-16 1s+4s dance Figs of 8 round 2s/3s
17-24 2s+3s Adv&Ret then turn partners RH
25-32 2s+3s dance ½ R&L, all set; 2s+3s advance to join RH in centre while 1s+4s set, join hands with 2s+3s to form St Andrew's Cross, all facing clockwise
33-40 All dance 2 steps round, all set, dropping hands and pulling back RSh on 2nd step to face anticlockwise;
All join hands again and dance anticlockwise 2 steps round, all set returning to places (as bar 28) on 2nd setting step
41-48 2s+3s Adv&Ret then dance ½ R&L
49-56 1s+4s Adv&Ret. 1s cross RH as 4s turn RH
57-64 1s set twice, lead down crossing to 4th place (1L crossing in front of 1M) own sides

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

Dance Notes

Crib based on instructions and diagram published in "The Reel" issue 301 (September-December 2017).

This differs from the original which is described as 48 bar reel but with jig time music by deviser.

(Dance notes by the MINICRIB team)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance St Andrew's Day (RSCDS Book 24) published in RSCDS Book 24.
Also see the dance St Andrew's Day (Hynes) by Cynthia Hynes.
Also see the dance St Andrew's Day (Sutherland - 48 Bar Version) by Hector Sutherland.

Additional search terms: Saint Andrews.

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