July 13th Red Dance

MR WILLIAM BROWN’S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 8 1’s+2’s+3’s dance reflection reels on own sides (1’s in and down to start)
9-16 1’s turn RH into 2nd place (2’s move up), dance out and cast round 3’s and turn LH into 2nd place own sides
17-24 2’s+1’s dance ½ R&L and dance back to back with partner
25-32 1’s+2’s turn partners RH 1½ times to own sides, turn on sides LH 1½ times

 

The Hunting Horn June 29th

THE HUNTING HORN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter McBryde SCD Archives

1- 8 1’s cast 1 place, cross RH, cast below 3’s and dance up middle to 2nd place Back to Back in centre for Double Triangles
9-16 1’s dance Double Triangles and end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1’s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to face 1st corners
25-32 1’s dance reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner LSh to end in 2nd place facing out to start next sequence

 

Eileen Watt’s Reel (Red Dance 23rd March)

EILEEN WATT’S REEL (R3x32) 3C set John Wilkinson

1- 8 1’s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down LH crossing below 3’s and cast up to 2nd place own side
9-16 2’s and 3’s petronella turn into middle and set, 1’s petronella turn into middle (1L between 2’s and 1M between 3’s) and all set
17-24 2L+1L and 1M+3M (both couples dancing in tandem) dance an Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2M and 3L up/down (2M and 3L do not pass LSh at end of reel) and end Men face down, Ladies up
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way to own sides and turn RH. 312

 

The Meeting of the Waters 16th March Red Dance

THE MEETING OF THE WATERS (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Strathtay Album

1- 8 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (1M and 2L pass LSh while 1L and 2M cast), 1L+2M pass RSh at end, 1L ends facing out
9-16 1s dance parallel Figs of 8 round 2s and 3s on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start)
17-24 1L followed by 1M casts round 2L, cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place on Men’s side and cross to own side as 1M ends Men’s side (2s step up on bars 19-20)
25-32 1s dance RH across with 3s and LH across with 2s
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start)
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

 

November 11th – Jim Dougal of Eyemouth

S3x32 3C set Muriel A Johnstone Ladies of Dunse

1 – 8
1’s+2’s set and Petronella-in-tandem into centre, circle 4H round to left ½ way and turn partners 2H ready for diagonal Poussette

9 – 16
2’s+1’s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 2s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette ending on own sides. 132

17 – 24
3’s dance diagonal R&L (2)3(1)

25 – 32
2’s also 1’s dance petronella turn into centre and set, 2’s and 1’s turn partners LH 1¼ times. 231

 

October 21st – Flora’s Fancy

J8x32 3C (4C set) RSCDS Tucson and 7 Pipers Scottish Society RSCDS Book 49

1 – 8
1s set, cast (2s step up). 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s finish in middle facing up, 1M following 1L

9 – 16
1s (in tandem) +2s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 2L RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides

17 – 24
1s set, turn ¾ RH to face own sides. 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s finish in middle facing down, 1L following 1M

25 – 32
1s (in tandem) +3s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 3M RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides


October 14th – Eileen Watt’s Reel

R3x32 3C set John Wilkinson

1 – 8
1’s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down LH crossing below 3’s and cast up to 2nd place own side

9 – 16
2’s and 3’s petronella turn into middle and set, 1’s petronella turn into middle (1L between 2’s and 1M between 3’s) and all set

17 – 24
2L+1L and 1M+3M (both couples dancing in tandem) dance an Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2M and 3L up/down (2M and 3L do not pass LSh at end of reel) and end Men face down, Ladies up

25 – 32
All chase clockwise ½ way to own sides and turn RH. 312


September 6th – Scott Meikle

(R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1 – 8
1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

9 – 16
1s+3s dance RH across, LH back

17 – 24
1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314

25 – 32
1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341


September 9th – Swiss Lassie

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rosi Betsche RSCDS Book 39

1 – 8
1s dance in and cast to 3rd place, 2s+1s turn partners RH 1¼ times to form a line Up&Down middle of set (Men facing down Ladies up)

9 – 16
2s+1s dance reel of 4 Up&Down middle of set ending with 2M facing Ladies’ side and 1L facing Men’s side

17 – 24
2s+1s chase round clockwise ½ way, 1s+3s+2s Adv&Ret

25 – 32
3s+2s (bottom 2 couples) ½ turn partners RH, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+2s (top 2 couples) ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way


Red Dance 26th August The Irish Rover

The Irish Rover
James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more)
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1-2   Taking nearer hands, 1’s lead down below 3’s as 2’s move up

3-4   1’s cast up on own sides to 2nd place;

5-8   2’s with 1L and 1M with 3’s right hands across;

9-12 1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

13-16 1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing by taking left hands;

17-24 1’s turn about ¾ by the left into reels of 3 across, 1L with 2’s, 1M with 3’s, starting with left shoulder to first corner positions and finishing 1’s in 2nd place on own sides, 3’s at the top on opposite sides, 2’s at the bottom on opposite sides;

25-28 3L,1’s,2M half diagonal rights and lefts;

29-32 3M,1’s,2L half diagonal rights and lefts, finishing 2,1,3

August 19th – Scott Meikle

(R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1 – 8
1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

9 – 16
1s+3s dance RH across, LH back

17 – 24
1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314

25 – 32
1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341


August 12th -Triple Happiness

(S3x32) 3C Yoshiki Oyama RSCDS Book 52

1 – 8
1s Adv&Ret (1 step each) taking RH briefly, 1s ½ turn LH, cross down between 2s and cast up to place

9 – 16
1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s end facing 1st corners

17 – 24
Corners Pass&Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh, Repeat with 2nd corner and 1s pass RSh into 2nd place own sides (corners turn 2H in centre)

25 – 32
All chase clockwise ½ round to opposite sides, all ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh and dance out to own sides. 312


August 5th – The Sailor

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 24

1 – 8
1s cross down RH to face out between 2s and 3s giving hands to each corner and set, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s and 2s+1s+3s set

9 – 16
1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across and 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides

17 – 24
1s lead down for 2 bars and lead up, cross at the top and cast to 2nd place on own sides

25 – 32
2s+1s dance R&L


July 29th – Orpington Caledonians

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley RSCDS Book 49

1 – 8
1s set, 1L casts and followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s place facing out (2s step up 5-6). 1L+3M also 1M+3L ½ turn LH and Men face out

9 – 16
3s+1s dance Ladies’ Chain, 1M finishes facing out

17 – 24
1M followed by 1L casts up, dances across to 2M place (3s step down 19-20). 2s+1s dance RH across. 1M and 2L face out

25 – 32
2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+3s pass LSh to start)


July 22nd – The Hazel Tree

J8x32 John Drewry Brodie Book

1 – 8
1s+2s espagnole[‘five_sixth_last]
9 – 12
1s turn first corner by the right and pass by the right to face partner’s first corner

13 – 16
1s turn partner’s first corner by the left and pass by the left to face second corners

17 – 24
repeat bars 9-16 with second corners, 1s finishing facing down on opposite sides of the centre line

25 – 28
taking left hands, 1s cross down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place on own sides

29 – 32
2s 1s 3s turn by the right.


July 15th – The Meeting of the Waters

(R8x48) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Strathtay Album

1 – 8
1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (1M and 2L pass LSh while 1L and 2M cast), 1L+2M pass RSh at end, 1L ends facing out

9 – 16
1s dance parallel Figs of 8 round 2s and 3s on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start)

17 – 24
1L followed by 1M casts round 2L, cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place on Men’s side and cross to own side as 1M ends Men’s side

25 – 32
1s dance RH across with 3s and LH across with 2s

33 – 40
2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start)
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back


July 8th – The White Heather Jig

(J4x40) 4C set James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1 – 8
1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn 1½ LH to end between 2s facing opposite sides

9 – 16
1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s pass RSh to face 1st corners

17 – 24
1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, to end between 3s facing opposite sides

25 – 32
1s+3s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle between 3s and 4s

33 – 40
1s turn LH, cast to 4th place on own side and turn RH


July 1st – The Whistling Wind

Elizabeth Goossen   RSCDS Book 36, Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 8
1s set, dance in toward each other and cast one place, and set advancing to first corner

9 – 12
1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners

13 – 16
1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing back to back, M facing up

17 – 24
double triangles up and down the set, 1s finishing with a petronella turn into 2nd place

25 – 28
3L1s2M half diagonal rights and lefts

29 – 32
3M1s2L half diagonal rights and lefts.


June 24th – Culla Bay

(S4x32) Sq.Set Ann Dix RSCDS Book 41

1 – 4
1s and 3s advance and ½ turn opposite partner RH and cast out to opposite side

5 – 8
1s and 3s chase ¼ round set clockwise and dance in passing 2s/4s RSh curving in to face 2s/4s as 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-4 and turn right about to face 1s/3s

9 – 16
All dance parallel reels of 4 across set

17 – 24
2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set and dance RH across ½ way

25 – 32
2s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s and 4s dance out through sides passing opposite partner RSh and chase round set clockwise to next place. 2341


June 17th – Best Set in the Hall

Helen Greenwood   RSCDS Book 46, Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 2
1s set, 1L turning on the spot to finish facing out;

3 – 6
1s chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing below 3s on opposite sides;

7 – 8
1L cast up, dance in and pull left shoulder back WHILE 1M dance up and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing first corners;

9 – 10
1s set to first corners;

11 – 12
1s pull right shoulder back and dance out to partner’s first corner position WHILE first corners advance and pull right shoulder back to finish facing the corner position just vacated;

13 – 14
1s set to the facing corner person;

15 – 16
first corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s advance, giving right shoulder, and pull right shoulder back to finish back-to-back facing second corners;

17 – 22
1s repeat bars 9-14 with second corners;

23 – 24
second corners (persons) pull right shoulder back and dance out to their opposite corner position WHILE 1s cross, passing right shoulder, to finish 3s1s2s, all on opposite sides;

25 – 28
all chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides;

29 – 32
all turn by the right.


June 17th – Culla Bay

(S4x32) Sq.Set Ann Dix RSCDS Book 41

1 – 4
1s and 3s advance and ½ turn opposite partner RH and cast out to opposite side

5 – 8
1s and 3s chase ¼ round set clockwise and dance in passing 2s/4s RSh curving in to face 2s/4s as 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-4 and turn right about to face 1s/3s

9 – 16
All dance parallel reels of 4 across set

17 – 24
2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set and dance RH across ½ way

25 – 32
2s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s and 4s dance out through sides passing opposite partner RSh and chase round set clockwise to next place. 2341


June 3rd – The Luckenbooth Brooch

(J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch Sh 28

1 – 8
1’s in prom hold (Lady on Man’s left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) and end facing 3M

9 – 16
1’s dance reel with 3’s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing across to Men’s side

17 – 24
1M casts up and 1L down into centre and dance out Ladies’ side, 1M cast up and 1L down to end 1M between 2’s facing down and 1L+3’s face up as 2’s+3’s dance R&L

25 – 32
2’s+1’s+3’s set twice, 1’s turn RH 1¾ times to 2nd places
Note: 2nd time through bars 29-32: 1’s turn ¾ RH and dance down to 4th place (4’s step up)


May 27th – Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan

Roy Goldring   14 Social Dances for 2000, Reel   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 4
1’s set and cast;

5 – 8
1’s followed by 3’s lead up between 2s and cast, finishing 2’s, 3’s, 1’s, 4’s, 5’s;

9 – 16
1’s cross down into mirror reels of 3 with 4’s and 5’s;

17 – 24
1’s cross up into mirror reels of 3 with 2’s and 3’s, finishing in 3rd place on own sides;

25 – 28
1’s set and cast;

29 – 32
1’s followed by 5’s lead up between 4’s and cast, finishing 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 1’s.


May 20th – Mairi’s Wedding

James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more), Reel   8 x 40 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 4
1’s turn by the right and cast;

5 – 8
1’s turn by the left to face 1st corners;

9 – 12
1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

13 – 16
1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners;

17 – 20
1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners (in partner’s corner’s position);

21 – 24
1’s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners (in partner’s corner’s position);

25 – 32
1L with 2’s and  1M with 3’s reels of 3 across, 1’s giving left shoulder to first corners to start;

33 – 40
2’s, 1’s and 3’s 6 hands round and back.


May 13th – The Cranberry Tart

Terry Glasspool  7 Year Itch, Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 2
1M set;

3 – 4
1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;

5 – 6
1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;

7 – 8
1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;

9 – 10
1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M,1M and 3L set facing up;

11 – 12
2M,1L and2L set facing down WHILE 3M,1M and3L advance;

13 – 14
2M,1L and2L advance WHILE 3M,1M and3L retire;

15 – 16
2M,1L and2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;

17 – 24
giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

25 – 32
giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s,1s and3s.


April 29th – Seton’s Ceilidh Band

(J4x64) 4C set Bruce Fordyce Morison’s Bush Collection

1 – 8
1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2 step up), dance down between 3s (3s step up) and cast down behind 4s to 4th place (4s step up)

9 – 16
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s in/up, 4s out/down)

17 – 24
1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, lead up between 3s and cast up behind 2s to 1st place own sides

25 – 32
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s in down, 2s out/up)

33 – 40
1s cross RH and cast down 1 place (2 step up) 1s give RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line and turn partner RH to give LH to 2nd corners

41 – 48
Balance-in-Line and 1s dance out and cast down behind 3s, meet and lead up to top crossing to 1st place own sides (2s step down)

49 – 60
1L+2L and 1M+2M change places RH on sides and 2s+1s cross over LH, repeat with 3s and 4s until reaching the bottom of the set

61 – 64
All turn partners RH 1½ times


April 22nd – Pelorus Jack

Barry Skelton   RSCDS Book 41, Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 4
1s cross by the right and cast;

5 – 8
1s and 3s right hands across, finishing with 1M, followed by 1L, facing 1M’s first corner;

9 – 10
1s (as one person) giving right shoulders, dance the first half of a half diagonal reel of 3 with first corners, 1M making a large loop so that 1L can overtake him, finishing both facing inwards;

11 – 12
1s (as one person) dance the second half of the half diagonal reel of 3 with 1L leading, finishing facing 1M’s second corner;

13 – 16
repeat bars 9-12 with second corners and with 1L leading and making a large loop so that 1M can overtake her, finishing facing 1L’s first corner position;

17 – 20
repeat bars 9-12 with 1L’s first corner position, finishing facing 1L’s second corner position;

21 – 24
repeat bars 13-16 with 1L’s second corner position, finishing with 1M leading;

25 – 28
2s and 1s left hands across;

29 – 30
1s turn by the left to own sides, finishing in 2nd place;

31 – 32
2s,1s and 3s set on the sides


April 15th – Scott Meikle

(R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1 – 8
1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

9 – 16
1s+3s dance RH across, LH back

17 – 24
1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314

25 – 32
1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341


April 8th – The Irish Rover

James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more), Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1 – 2
Taking nearer hands, 1s lead down below 3s;

3 – 4
1s cast up on own sides to 2nd place;

5 – 8
2’s and 1L , 1M and 3’s right hands across;

9 – 12
1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

13 – 16
1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing by taking left hands;

17 – 24
1s turn about ¾ by the left into reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s, 1M with 3s, starting with left shoulder to first corner positions and finishing 1s in 2nd place on own sides, 3s at the top on opposite sides, 2s at the bottom on opposite sides;

25 – 32
1s dance diagonal R&L (1M crossing down and 1L crossing up to start) 213


April 1st – The Montgomeries Rant

R8x32 Castle Menzies RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down to 2nd place (2s step up), cross LH and 1L casts up while 1M casts down
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s (RSh to 2M) and 1M with 3s (RSh to 3L)
17-24 1s with nearer hands joined (Lady on Man’s left) set to 2L and turn inwards to set to 3M, set to 3L and turn inward and set to 2M. End facing own 2nd corner (1L pull back LSh to face down)
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides. 213

 

 

 

 

 

March 25th – The Button Boy

( 3C Reel in a 4C set)                                                                                                      W Zobel

1- 8      1C Reels of 3 on own sides (1C in and down)                          

9-16     1C Reels of 3 on opposite sides (6 bars for 1s & 2s),

            1C dance down to end in 2nd place Back to Back facing opposite sides, 2C dance up to finish at the top

17-24    Double Triangles to end facing down (Lady on Mans right)

25-32    1C Dance down, Lady dances under Mans arm to change sides & dance up to 2nd place own sides

 

 

March 18th – Blooms of Bon Accord

(R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set and 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place to 21(4)(3)
9-12 1s and 4s cross RH and cast to ends of set to meet partners in prom hold and dance into centre of dance
13-16 1s+4s dance round passing RSh and to end 1s in the middle on Men’s side facing up and 4s in the middle on Ladies’ side facing down
17-24 All (1s and 4s in prom hold) dance reels of 3 on sides
25-28 4s+1s dance RH across in centre once round to end 4s facing up and 1s facing down
29-32 4s and 1s lead out of ends crossing and cast in 1 place. 24(1)(3)

 

March 11th – Eileen Watt’s Reel

R3x32 John Wilkinson

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down LH crossing below 3s and cast up to 2nd place own side
9-16 2s and 3s petronella turn into middle and set, 1s petronella turn into middle (1L between 2s and 1M between 3s) and all set
17-24 2L+1L and 1M+3M (both couples dancing in tandem) dance an Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2M and 3L up/down (2M and 3L do not pass LSh at end of reel) and end Men face down, Ladies up
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way to own sides and turn.

 

 

 

 

October 15th – Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder

(J128) Sq.Set Bill Hamilton

1- 8 All circle 8H round to the left and back (popular variation – 8H all the way round to left)
9-24 Ladies dance in front of partner and behind next Man, into RH across, in front of Man opposite own partner and behind next Man, into RH across and back to place
25-32 All Promenade clockwise
33-40 1s and 3s dance clockwise behind next couple and Men dance past couple as Ladies dance in between couple and both turn R to face couple, all set and turn RH
41-48 All dance parallel reels of 4
49-56 1s and 3s dance a full Fig of 8 round the standing 2s/4s
57-64 1s and 3s dance LH across, 1s and 3s dance back to places (Men round and Ladies through the standing 2s and 4s)
65-96 2s and 4s repeat 33-64
97-104 All Promenade anticlockwise
105-120 Men dance in front of partner and behind next Lady, into LH across, dance in front of Lady opposite own partner and behind next L into LH across and back to place
121-128 All circle 8H round to the right and back (popular variation – 8H all the way round to right) 1234

 

October 8th – The White Heather Jig

(J4x40) 4C set James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn 1½ LH to end between 2s facing opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s pass RSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, to end between 3s facing opposite sides
25-32 1s+3s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle between 3s and 4s
33-40 1s turn LH, cast to 4th place on own side and turn RH

 

October 1st – Red House (Where Would Annie Lie)

(R8x40) 2C (4C set) Playford RSCDS Book 7

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, Set&Cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s and casts down behind 2L, crosses over and both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s and casts up behind 2M and crosses over and both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M and 2M pass LSh and 1L dances to 2nd place on Men’s side to pass partner RSh (1L ends in own place and 1M in 2nd place)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies’ side (1L and 2L pass RSh and 1M dances to 2nd place on Ladies’ side to pass partner LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)

 

 

 

 

September 24th – John of Bon Accord

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s dance 4 progressive ½ diagonal reels of 3 firstly 1s pass RSh to ½ reel with 2L then 1s pass LSh and ½ reel with 2M
9-16 1s pass RSh and ½ reel with 3L and lastly pass LSh to ½ reel with 3M. (2)(3)1
17-24 1s turn RH and cast up to 2nd place on own sides, dance ½ Fig of 8 around the 2s to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s turn ¾ RH to end in line in centre of dance facing partners (M facing down and L up) and set, ¾ turn RH to end on own sides and set. 213

 

September 17th – Seton’s Ceilidh Band

(J4x64) 4C set Bruce Fordyce Morison’s Bush Collection

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2 step up), dance down between 3s (3s step up) and cast down behind 4s to 4th place (4s step up)
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s in/up, 4s out/down)
17-24 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, lead up between 3s and cast up behind 2s to 1st place own sides
25-32 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s in down, 2s out/up)
33-40 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place (2 step up) 1s give RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line and turn partner RH to give LH to 2nd corners
41-48 Balance-in-Line and 1s dance out and cast down behind 3s, meet and lead up to top crossing to 1st place own sides (2s step down)
49-60 1L+2L and 1M+2M change places RH on sides and 2s+1s cross over LH, repeat with 3s and 4s until reaching the bottom of the set
61-64 All turn partners RH 1½ times

 

 

September 10th – The Meeting of the Waters

(R8x48) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Strathtay Album

1- 8 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (1M and 2L pass LSh while 1L and 2M cast), 1L+2M pass RSh at end, 1L ends facing out
9-16 1s dance parallel Figs of 8 round 2s and 3s on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start)
17-24 1L followed by 1M casts round 2L, cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place on Men’s side and cross to own side as 1M ends Men’s side
25-32 1s dance RH across with 3s and LH across with 2s
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start)
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

August 13th – Blooms of Bon Accord

(R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2
3s and 4s start on opposite sides
1- 8 All set and 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place to 21(4)(3)
9-12 1s and 4s cross RH and cast to ends of set to meet partners in prom hold and dance into centre of dance
13-16 1s+4s dance round passing RSh and to end 1s in the middle on Men’s side facing up and 4s in the middle on Ladies’ side facing down
17-24 All (1s and 4s in prom hold) dance reels of 3 on sides
25-28 4s+1s dance RH across in centre once round to end 4s facing up and 1s facing down
29-32 4s and 1s lead out of ends crossing and cast in 1 place. 24(1)(3)

July 23rd – Best Set in the Hall

(J8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen Greenwood RSCDS Book 46
1- 8 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts below 3s. 1L Crosses&Casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corner person set and 1st corner persons dance RSh round each other into diagonal opposite corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partners RH

 

 

July 2nd – Culla Bay

Ann Dix RSCDS Book 41
Strathspey 4 x 32 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Square Set
1-2 1M3L 1L3M turn by the right halfway;
3-4 1M 1L 3M 3L pull right shoulder back and dance out to opposite side;
5-8 1M 1L 3M 3L cast to the right, dance one place clockwise round and cast inwards to face out WHILE 2M 2L 4M 4L repeat bars 1-4 and face in;
9-16 2L1L3M4M 2M1M3L4L reels of 4 across;
17-20 2s1s 3s4s 4 hands round to the left;
21-22 2s set facing 1s WHILE 3s set facing 4s;
23-24 2s1s 3s4s right hands across halfway;
25-28 2s4s left hands across;
29-32 2M passing 1M, 2L passing 1L, 4L passing 3L, 4M passing 3M (all right shoulder) dance out and cast clockwise one place, finishing 2s3s4s1s

 

June 11th – The Montgomeries Rant

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) Castle Menzies RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down to 2nd place, cross LH and 1L casts up while 1M casts down
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s
17-24 1s with nearer hands joined (Lady on Man’s left) set to 2L and turn inwards to set to 3M, set to 3L and turn inward and set to 2M
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides. 213

 

May 28th – The Irish Rover

(R8x32) 3C (4C set) James B. Cosh 22 SCDs
1- 8 1s dance down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel with 2nd corners and ½ turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners ending in 2nd place own sides. (3)1(2)
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L (1M crossing down and 1L crossing up to start). 213

 

May 21st – Flora’s Fancy

(J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Tucson and 7 Pipers Scottish Soc. RSCDS Book 49
1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up). 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s finish in middle facing up, 1M following 1L
9-16 1s (in tandem) +2s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 2L RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s set, turn ¾ RH to face own sides. 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s finish in middle facing down, 1L following 1M
25-32 1s (in tandem) +3s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 3M RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides

 

May 7th

Maxwell’s Rant (R)

Joie de Vivre (J)

The Paisley Weavers (S)

Fisherman’s Reel (R)

A Capital Jig (J)

The Shores of Solway (S)

Society Piper (R)

The Deil Amang the Tailors (R)

 

 

April 30th

The Borrowdale Exchange (Reel)

The Ferry Louper (Jig)

New Abbey (Strathspey)

The Meeting of the Waters (Reel)

The Miller of Sessnie (Jig)

Miss Eleanor (Strathspey)

Anderson’s Rant (Reel)

Craigleith (Reel)

 

April 23rd – The Miller of Sessnie

(J5x32) 5C set Roy Goldring 15 Social Dances
1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance down and cast round 5s back to places
9-16 1s and 5s dance Figs of 8 on own sides (1s down between 2s and 5s up behind 4s to start)
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s cross down and ½ turn 3s (LH Men’s side and RH Ladies’ side)
25-32 1s+4s dance LH across, 1s cross down and ½ turn 5s (LH Men’s side and RH Ladies’ side). 23451

 

April 16th – The First Rain of Spring

(J3x32) 3C Wouter Joubert RSCDS Book 49
1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out. 1s+2s ½ turn (Men LH, Ladies RH)
9-16 2s+1s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast to start)
17-20 1s+3s ¾ turn RH into line up/down in middle facing partner and set
21-28 1s+3s dance ½ Celtic Reel:-
‘ 21-22 1s+3s pass partner RSh
‘ 23-24 1M+3L dance clockwise while 1L+3M dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line across
‘ 25-26 1s+3s pass partner RSh
‘ 27-28 1L+3M dance clockwise while 1M+3L dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line up/down set
29-32 3s+1s ¾ turn partners RH to side lines and 2s+3s+1s set

 

April 9th – The Hunting Horn

(J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter McBryde SCD Archives
1- 8 1s cast 1 place, cross RH, cast below 3s and dance up middle to 2nd place BtoB in centre for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles and end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner LSh to end in 2nd place facing out to start next sequence

 

March 26th – Best Set in the Hall

(J8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen Greenwood RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts below 3s. 1L Crosses&Casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corner person set and 1st corner persons dance RSh round each other into diag opposite corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partners RH