Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Wedding In August

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Wedding In August 40 bar jig for four couples, Zoltán Gräff, 2011

1-8 1M+2M, 1L+2L, 3M+4M and 3L+4L: set and change place by giving right hands; 1C+4C Left hands across (in the middle of the set). At the end 1M+4M facing down, 1L+4L facing up.
9-16 Half dolphin reels of three - 4M+1M and 1L+4L dance together.
' First half reel: across the set, left shoulder to 1st corners.
' Second half reel: on opposite sides, right shoulder to 2nd corners.
17-24 1C+4C dance Rights and Lefts, 1M+4M finish facing up, 1L+4L facing down.
25-32 Half dolphin reels of three - 4M+1M and 1L+4L dance together.
' First half reel: across the set, left shoulder to 3rd corners.
' Second half reel: on own sides, right shoulder to 4th corners.
33-40 1C+4C dance Right hands across; 1M+4M and 1L+4L set to each other (on the sides) and change place by giving left hands, finishing back to back to each other (4M facing 2M, 4L facing 2L, 1M facing 3M, 1L facing 3L), ready to start from new positions.

Finish in order 2 4 1 3 and repeat the dance three more times from the new positions

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zoltán Gräff, 2011)


Dance Notes

Dolphin reel: tandem reel of three. Each time the dancing couple reach the end of the reel, they swap positions so that the other person is leading. As in "Pelorus Jack" (from the Dolphin book).

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Dance Information

This dance, Wedding In August, was a present for Anita Horváth and Mátyás Szili on the occasion of their wedding in August 2011.

Tune: any 4x40 bar Jig.



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Dance information from A Reel Goulash 1, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances (2011), reproduced here with the kind permission of Zoltán Gräff.

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