February 24th, 1996
With Local Hero
Longways duple minor
A 1st & 2nd men join hands, fall back a double, turn single back to place; then 1st & 2nd women do the same.
B 1st & 2nd couples right hands across half way around; all turn single. 2nd couple followed by 1st couple cast down & form a line of four facing up, 2nd couple on the inside.
C All join hands, move forward a double & fall back a double, 1st couple falling into 1st place (improper) & 2nd couple into 2nd place (improper). 1st couple cast down into 2nd place & cross over to change places, while 2nd couple lead up to 1st place & cross over to change places.
Jig 32 bars Miscellany II, No. 15
1-4 All clap as 1st couple pass right shoulders and cast in partner's side to 2nd place.
5-8 First and 3rd couples dance right hands across once round.
9-12 All clap as 1st couple pass right shoulders and cast back up to own place.
13-16 First and 2nd couples dance left hands once round.
17-18 First man and 3rd woman change places with right hands.
19-20 First man and 3rd woman continue to dance right about as 3rd man and 1st woman change places with right hands.
21-22 Third man and 1st woman continue to dance right about as 1st man and 3rd woman return with right hands.
23-24 Third man and 1st woman return with LEFT hands, 1st woman going directly to 2nd place WHILE 1st man casts off and 2nd couple moves up.
25-32 First and 2nd couples dance rights and lefts.
The Byron Strathspey
Strathspey, 32 bars, 3 couple set Deeside II
1-4 First, 2nd and 3rd couples petronella turn to form a line in the center of the dance then set to partners.
5-8 All turn partners with both hands 1-1/4 times to places.
9-16 Second woman with 1st couple, second man with 3rd couple, right hands across. Second couple pass right shoulder and dance left hands across with the other couple. They finish, 1st couple ready to cast, 2nd couple in promenade hold facing up, and 3rd couple in places.
17-24 Second couple in promenade hold give right shoulders to 1st woman for a reel of three across the dance, 1st couple casting into the reel. They finish, 2nd couple dancing to the top, 1st couple casting in behind them, and 3rd couple dancing in, all ready for
25-32 Three couple allemande, to end 3, 1, 2.
Catch the Wind
Hornpipe, 32 bars
1-4 First couple set and cast off to 2nd place, 2nd couple stepping up.
5-8 First couple dance 1/2 figure eight through 2nd couple above.
9-10 First couple set on opposite sides.
11-12 First woman pull right shoulder back to face out while 1st man continues to set.
13-16 First woman casts up around 2nd man and dances down the middle, ending between 3rd couple facing 3rd man, while 1st man follows his partner, ending between 2nd couple facing 2nd man.
17-24 First woman dances right shoulder reel of three with 3rd couple, while 1st man dances a right shoulder reel of three with 2nd couple.
25-32 First woman dances up behind 3rd man and across to her own side in 2nd place, while 1st man follows his partner, dancing down and around 3rd man, finishing on his own side in 2nd place.
29-32 First couple turn once round with right hands.
Longways duple minor
English, 1700's, (triple time), FalliBroome 5
A Neighbors back to back, then partners back to back. Turn neighbor, then partner.
B All balance back, forward, right, & left & then turn single back to place. 1st couple half figure eight, cross, dance below 2nd couple, 2nd couple moving up, turn.
The Twa Meenit Reel
Reel, 32 bars, set dance
Scottish Dance Archives
1-4 First and 3rd woman cast down one place to the center of the dance facing up, WHILE 2nd and 4th men cast up one place to the center of the dance facing down.
5-12 The four people in the center of the dance, dance a reel of four.
13-16 First woman with 2nd man and 3rd woman with 4th man, turn 3/4 with right hands to end in original places.
17-20 First man with 2nd woman, and 3rd man with 4th woman, turn with right hands.
21-24 Circle 4 hands to the left at the top and bottom of the set.
25-32 All four couples advance and retire. First couple lead down and cast into 4th place, WHILE 2nd, 3rd and 4th couples step up.
Once a Night
Three couple set, longways
A1 1st couple cast down, while 2nd couple moves up; 1st & 3rd couple circle left once round.
A2 1st couple cast up, while 2nd couple moves down; 1st & 2nd couple circle left once round.
B1 1st couple cross over into hey on partner's side (cross over hey);
B2 1st couple cross over into hey on own side.
A3 1st couple lead down thru 3rd couple, cast up to 2nd place; 1st couple lead up thru 2nd couple & cast to bottom, while 2nd & 3rd couples move up.
Reel, 32 bars, 2 couples DVB Silver book
1-8 Rights and lefts with a twist:
4 bars regular rights and lefts, on
5-6 turn by right with partner,
7-8 cross left on sides.
9-16 First couple dance 1/2 figure of eight down around 2nd couple; join into a reverse promenade hold & dance 1/2 reel of 3 with 2nd couple, giving collective left shoulder to 2nd man (in 2nd woman's place) to begin.
17-24 First couple dance down the middle & up.
25-32 First and 2nd couples dance a pousette.
Longways, duple minor
A 1st couple join right hands, then left hands & turn 1/2 to change places. 1st man change with 2nd woman in same manner, while 1st woman does same with 2nd man.
B 1st man & 1st woman fall back 2 steps, then skip a figure eight round 2nd couple. Cross, passing right shoulders.
A With next 2nd couple1st man turn 2nd woman. 2nd man turn 1st woman.
B 1st man turn 2nd man 1 1/2 round while 1st woman does same with 2nd woman. Partners turn.
Strathspey, 32 bars Roy Goldring
1-8 Pousette right round
9-16 First woman and 2nd man change places with right hands, and cast around to the right into original places. First and 2nd couples right hands across.
17-24 First man and 2nd woman repeat with left hands, casting to the left. Left hands across.
Reel, 32 bars Book 23, No. 7
1-8 First man, followed by 2nd man, dances a figure of eight around the two women, beginning by giving right shoulder to 2nd woman. They finish in each others' places.
9-12 The two women set twice across the dance, inner hands joined.
13-16 Four hands once round.
17-20 All advance and retire two steps diagonally toward the center.
21-24 Second couple advance and retire again WHILE 1st couple advance and turn by the right to face 2nd couple ready for diagonal reel of four.
25-32 Reel of four beginning by giving LEFT shoulders. The two women change places by the left at the end of the reel.
Four couples longways
A1 Up a double & back; repeat.
B1 Set to partner, turn single; repeat.
A2 1st couple meet, 2 slips down center, 3/4 turn (man right & woman left) to face same sex person. Pousette out & back on diagonal, open to face partners.
B2 Fall back a double, then forward. Turn partner. Repeat A2 & B2 until 4th couple is in top place (five times).
A3 Side with partner half-way, turn single, finish siding, turn single.
B3 4th man (at top) steps to center facing down, 4th woman step to center facing partner; each man & woman follows in turn, finishing with the 1st woman.
A4 Partners arm right, then left.
B4 All do 4 slips left, 8 slips right, 4 slips left (ending back in line).
A5 All return to places in same sequence as in B3.
B5 Beginning with couple at top, progressive rights & lefts, giving hands, each couple stopping when they have returned to place.
Follow Me Home
Jig, 32 bars Book 38, No.3
1-8 First couple set, cross with right hands, cast, and turn with left hands into a line between 1st corners, taking corners right hands. Second couple step up.
9-10 Balance in line.
11-16 First couple turn 1st corners halfway with right hands. Corners follow 1st couple as they chase clockwise halfway round the set, passing behind 2nd woman or 3rd man. Finish with corners having changed places, and 1st couple in the center with right hands joined, ready to balance in line with 2nd corners.
17-18 Balance in line
19-24 First couple turn 2nd corners halfway with left hands. Corners follow 1st couple as they chase anticlockwise half way round the set, passing behind 3rd woman or 2nd man. Finish with 1st couple passing left shoulders to 2nd place facing out. All are on opposite sides in order 3, 1, 2.
25-28 Half reels of three on the sides, 3rd and 1st men, and 1st and 2nd women passing left shoulders to begin.
29-32 All set on the sides and cross with right hands.
The Braes of Breadalbane
Strathspey, 32 bars Book 21, No. 7
1-4 First couple turn with right hands and cast one place on own side.
5-8 First couple turn with left hands and cast, woman up and man down.
9-12 All set twice in lines of three facing up and down the dance.
13-16 First couple cast back the way they came and turn with right hands.
17-20 All set twice in lines of three facing across the dance.
21-24 All three couples turn with both hands.
25-32 First and 2nd couples dance rights and lefts.
The Irish Rover
Reel, 32 bars Cosh, No. 22
1-4 Second couple step up as 1st couple lead down two places and cast up around 3rd couple into
5-8 Three hands across with right hands, 1st man with 3rd couple and 1st woman with 2nd couple.
9-12 Half diagonal reel of four with first corners.
13-16 Half diagonal reel of four with second corners. At end of reel, 1st couple turn 3/4 with left hands to enter
17-24 Left shoulder reel of three across the dance, 1st man with 3rd couple and 1st woman with 2nd couple. Finish in second place.
25-28 Diagonal half rights and lefts, 1st man giving right hand to 2nd man to begin and 1st woman giving right hand to 3rd woman.
29-32 Diagonal half rights and lefts again, 1st man giving right hand to 2nd woman to begin and 1st woman giving right hand to 3rd man.
Three couple round set
1974 Pat Shaw
A1 Women right hands across once round. Then men left hands across once round.
A2 3 changes of grand chain 1/2 way round (2 waltz steps per change). Taking left hands men turn partner clockwise under joined hands to ballroom position.
B1 Two chasse steps to center. Facing out, holding inside hands, balance away & toward partner.
B2 In ballroom position two chasse steps away from center. Facing in, holding inside hands, balance away & toward partner.
C All circle left 1/2 way. Face partner, gypsy right shoulder 3/4 round, continue past former corner turning right to new place with corner as partner.
Repeat dance twice to return to original partner.
The Buchan Eightsome Reel
Reel, 400 bars, square set Book 21, No. 8
1-8 Eight hands round and back
9-16 Grand chain half way round, two steps per person.
17-24 Women giving nearer hands to partner and dance right hands across right round.
25-32 Grand chain half way round to original places.
33-40 Men give nearer hands to partner and dance left hands across right round.
1-8 First woman sets in center WHILE others dance seven hands round and back.
9-12 First woman sets to partner and turns him with RIGHT arm (elbow grip)
13-16 First woman sets to opposite man and turns him with LEFT arm.
17-20 She sets to man originally on her right, and turns him with LEFT arm.
21-24 She sets to man originally on her left, and she turns him with RIGHT arm.
25-32 First woman dances reel of three with partner and opposite man, giving RIGHT shoulder to partner.
33-40 First woman dances reel of three with other two men giving LEFT shoulder to man she turned first.
Repeat Part B for each woman and then each man.
Repeat part A.
Longways duple minor
A1 1st couple cross, giving right hands, cast below 2nd couple, (2nd couple moving up) two hand turn to end improper.
A2 Back to back with neighbor; fall back a double with neighbor giving inside hands & set right & left.
B Forward a double, turn single outward, four changes of a circular hey giving hands. Two
hand turn to place (once for 2nd couple, 1 1/2 for 1st couple).
Strathspey, 32 bars Foss
1-2 First couple advance for one and retire for one, joining hands momentarily.
3-4 First couple cross with left hands.
5-6 First couple lead down with right hands (2nd couple step up).
7-8 First couple turn with left hands to face corners.
9-16 Corner, partner, corner, partner. Finish on own sides in 2nd place.
17-18 All three women set on the sides.
19-20 The women advance WHILE the men set.
21-22 The women retire WHILE the men advance.
23-24 The women set WHILE the men retire.
25-26 All three cross, giving right hands to partner.
27-28 Six hands round to the left, half-way.
29-30 All three cross with left hands.
31-32 Six hands round to the right half-way.
Reel, 32 bars Foss
1-4 First man and 2nd woman set and turn with right hands using skip change step.
5-8 Their partners do the same.
9-12 First couple set advancing and turn with both hands using pas-de-basque.
13-14 First couple cast off one place on own sides. Second couple move up.
15-16 First couple petronella turn ending man facing up between 3rd couple, and woman facing down between 2nd couple.
17-32 Second and 3rd men change places with right hands and set while their partners do the same. They then face their partners across the dance and repeat. Repeat these eight bars to original places.
MEANWHILE, 1st couple set and turn 3/4 with right hands, set and turn 3/4 with right hands again, set and change places with right hands, and cast each to his own right: man around 3rd man's place and up to 2nd place, woman around 2nd woman's place and down to 2nd place. All three couples set on the sides on last two bars.
King of Poland
Longways, Duple minor
Cecil sharp part 4, 1975
note: Leading couple is always improper
A 1-4 The first couple being improper, first man and second woman turn once-and-a-half round and change places: while second man and first woman do the same.
5-8 First and second men cross over and change places with their partners, and then, turning their partners half way round, fall back to the same places.
B1 1-2 First couple leads up to the top; while second man and second woman cast down to second place.
3-6 Circular hey, three changes, partners facing (progressive; improper).
B2 1-6 First woman and first man cross between second man and second woman and pass, the first woman clockwise round second woman, the first man counter- clockwise round second man, meet, turn half-way round and fall back to places.
Reel of the 51st Division
Reel, 32 bars Book 13, No. 10
1-8 First couple set and cast off two places. Second couple move up. First couple lead up to corners.
9-10 First couple set to first corners.
11-12 First couple turn corner with right hands with skip change of step and give left hand to partner.
13-14 All four set in diagonal line.
15-16 First couple turn with left hands to face second corner.
17-22 Repeat bars 9-14 with second corners.
23-24 First couple cross with left hands to second place.
25-32 Circle six hands round and back.