Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tartan Baggies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TARTAN BAGGIES (R4x40) 4C set W Fyfe

1- 8 All dance reels of 4 on sides, (1s and 3s dancing in to start) with 1s crossing over at bottom to reel on opposite sides (1s end 1st place opposite side)
9-16 1s lead down and back crossing to face 2s at top (Man facing Man)
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (1s end 2nd place own side) while 3s+4s cross RH, chase clockwise ½ way and set
25-32 1M+3L change places RH, 1L+3M change places LH, 3s+1s cross RH and all set
33-40 All circle 8H round and back.

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

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"Baggies" was a name given to a particular type of jean in the early 1980s in the United Kingdom. The jeans were designed to be loose fitting around the leg, with a tight zip or button around the ankle, and had a number of zips with pockets primarily down the front of the jean. Typically there may have been ten or more pockets on the front of the jeans.

A popular 1970s Scottish boy band, The Bay City Rollers wore a variant of Oxford Bags with tartan trimmings that fell short of ankle-length.

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