September 26th

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

 

16th September

Lady Catherine Bruce’ Reel (J)

The Old Man of Storr (R)

A Reel or Two for Shiela (R)

The Waternish Tangle (J)

The Shores of Solway (S)

The Penguin and the Piper (R)

The Edinburgh Toyshop (J)

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 Red Dance

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 Red Dance

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