Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Summer Rain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SUMMER RAIN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Zoltán Gräff

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, ending in 2nd place on opposite sides
9-16 All set and link on the sides; 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1L with 3s at the top, 1M with 2s, starting left shoulder to 4th corner position)
17-24 All set and link across; 1s dance ½ reels on their own sides (1L down, 1M up, starting left shoulder to 3rd corner position) and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting. 213


Summer Rain 32 bar Jig for three couples in a four couple set by Zoltán Gräff

1- 8 1C set, cast down, half figure of eight around 2C. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-12 2C, 1C and 3C Set and Link for three. 1L finishes between 3C, 1M finishes between 2C, 2C and 3C facing partners (no extra loop), 1M facing 2M, 1L facing 3L
13-16 1L with 3C and 1M with 2C dance a half reel of 3 across the set. 1L starts giving left shoulder to 3L, 1M starts giving left shoulder to 2M. 1L finishes between 3C all facing down and 1M finishes between 2C all facing up
17-20 1C, 2C and 3C Set and Link for three. 1C finish on the 2nd place on their own sides 1M facing up, 1L facing down, 3C finish on the 1st place, 2C on the 3rd place on their own sides all facing out (no extra loop)
21-24 Men on men.s side, ladies on ladies. side dance half reels of 3. 1M starts giving left shoulder to 3M, 1L starts giving left shoulder to 2L. 1C finish in the middle of the set, back to back with each other facing their first corners (passing each other with left shoulder in the middle)
25-32 Hello Goodbye setting.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zoltán Gräff, 2002)

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Published in, A Reel Goulash 1, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances (2011), reproduced here with kind permission.
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