Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Two Hornpipes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Two Hornpipes 66.5 bar Reel for 4 couples in a four couple longwise set Dániel Gera, 2014.
Published in A Reel Goulash 2: Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, 2017.

I./1-8 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th couples dance the Wave: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th couples set, and giving right hands, cross over, set, giving right hands cross over: 1st couple starts on bar 1, 2nd couple on bar 3, 3rd couple on bar 5 and 4th couple on bar 7. End facing up/down on the sides (1st and 4th couple on own sides, 2nd and 3rd couple on opposite sides) I./9-16 Set facing on the sides, then all set to partners, all couples giving right hands, cross over, 1st and 4th couples lead down or up to meet in the middle and face opposite sides WHILE 2nd and 3rd couples dance up or down one place on the sides and face partners. (order: 2,1,4,3)
I./17 (½ bar) All clap.
II./1-8 All dance Pirate Triangles: 1st and 4th women, also 1st and 4th men join hands with each other and one corner person and set. All release hands and, WHILE the corners giving both hands to partner turn to opposite sides, 1st and 4th couples (using Pas-de-basque) pull back right shoulder to dance round each other halfway, maintaining their back to back position. Repeat.
II./9-16 1st and 4th couples dance out (without hands) and beyond the opposite sides, set pulling left shoulder back to face in, set again, 1st couple giving left hands and 4th couple giving right hands, cross over finishing on own sides. WHILE 2nd and 3rd couples set, chase clockwise halfway, and set. (order: 3,1,4,2)
II./17-23 Dance eight hands halfway round to the left, all giving right hands to partner cross over, end facing clockwise and all dance half set.
III./1-8 All dance Whirlwind: All dance chase clockwise halfway. 3rd and 1st couples also 4th and 2nd couples dance right hands across halfway, 1st woman and 3rd man, 1st man and 3rd woman, 2nd man and 4th woman, also 2nd woman and 4th man giving right hands, half turn on the sides. (order: 3,1,4,2)
III./9-16 1st and 4th couples facing on the sides, also 2nd and 3rd couples facing partners set, and giving left hands half turn. 2nd dance up the outside of the set to the top, WHILE 3rd, 4th and 1st couples dance down one place on the sides, and giving right hands to partners turn once round. (order: 2,3,4,1)
III./17-19 2nd couple with 3rd couple, also 4th couple with 1st couple dance half a set to the person next to them on the sides, then half a set to the person diagonally opposite to them, then half a set to their partners.
IV./1-8 All dance eight hands halfway round to the left, on bar 4 cross right foot over left and pivot, then dance eight hands halfway round to the right.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Dániel Gera, 2014)

Dance Notes

Distribution of the bars:
Bars Distribution

Crib Diagram

Two Hornpipes Diagram
Two Hornpipes - From A Reel Goulash 2

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Dance Information

This dance, Two Hornpipes, was inspired by the music of Hans Zimmer for Pirates of the Caribbean.

It was first performed at SCD Weekend Budapest - Farewell Ceilidh - 01/05/2015.

Recommended Music: Two Hornpipes (4x) (Pirates Of The Caribbean - from Hans Zimmer).

(Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission)

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