Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wandering Eggplant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WANDERING EGGPLANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1L crosses down to dance a reel of 3 on opposite side (LSh to 3M) while 1M crosses over and dances down behind 2L into RH across with 2L+3L
9-16 1L crosses down to dance a reel of 3 on own side (RSh to 3L) while 1M dances behind 3L and crosses over to dance up behind 3M then dances RH across with 2M+3M and 1s end in original places
17-24 1s lead down middle and up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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

The Wandering Eggplant 8X32 Reel for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1W dance a crossover reel of 3 with 2M and 3M, passing 2M RS to start and ending in 1M's position while 1M dance across the top of the set and behind the women's line, then dance RH across with 2W and 3W. 2W end the RH across facing up ready for...
9-16 1W dance a crossover reel of 3 with 2W and 3W, passing 2W LS to start and ending in 1W's position while 1M dance down behind 3W, across the set below 3rd couple, and up behind 3M, then dance RH across with 2M and 3M, ending in 1M's position. (Note: 2M must remember to end the RH across in 2nd place so 1M can end in 1st place.)
17-24 1C lead down the middle and up to 2nd place; 2C stepping up on bars 3-4 of the phrase.
25-32 2C and 1C rights and lefts.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Feb 2009)

Dance Information

Solanum melongena is a species of nightshade known in British English and French as the aubergine, and known in American English as the eggplant.

Suggested music is Mrs. Frances MacCullough from Les joueurs de Bon Accord.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Wandering Eggplant
Wandering Eggplant

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