Scottish Country Dance InstructionWITCH'S RANT (R5x32) 5C set Roy Clowes SCD Archives
1- 4 1s+5s ¾ turn RH to form line up/down middle, 1M+5L turn LH to face 1st corners (2s+4s acting as corners while 3s, 1L and 5M stand)
5-16 5L+1M turn 1st corner RH, 'partner' LH, 2nd corner RH , 'partner' LH, then 1s+5s turn partners RH 1½ times back to places
17-24 3s stand while 1s+2s and 4s+5s dance interlocking reels of 3 round standing 3s (1s+2s also 4s+5s pass each other RSh to start)
25-32 1s slip step down for 2 bars while 2s+3s+4s+5s step up, 1s slip step back up and dance out between 2s+3s on own sides, in between 3s+4s and cast round 5s to 5th place
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
"Tam O' Shanter And The Witches" John Faed (1819-1902), Print, c. 1892
Image copyright John Faed [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.