Hertsmere Dance

7.30 - 11 pm Saturday 24 March 2018

Tilbury Hall, UR Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ
Members £8; non-members £10.

Please bring some food on a plate ready to serve

  Mrs Macpherson of Inveran
Grumpy Gentleman
White Rose of Scotland
Osgood Mackenzie of Inverewe
Cooper's Wife
Mrs Milne of Kinneff
Recumbent Stone
Dunblane Drummer / Alex Doig’s
John of Bon Accord
Ship of Grace
First Rain of Spring
Achnacarry House
Neidpath Castle
Shene Gate
Fife Ness
City of Belfast
Gothenburg's Welcome
Bauldy Bain's Fiddle

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1s dance Inveran Reels (1/2 mirror reel of 3 on opp side & 1/2 mirror reel of 3 on own side)
1s turn RH 1-1/2 times to 2nd place opp side facing out,
dance 1/2 figures of 8 round 2s to 2nd place own side facing 3s.
2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain (2s at top cross to start as 1s and 3s change).
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.


1s+2s Set & Rotate
1s dance L/Sh round 3s then 1/2 reel of 3 on sides (start R/Sh to 2s); end facing 1st corner (pstn)
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass R/Sh & dance 1/2 diag reel with 2nd corners; end 2nd place opp sides
All set twice, 1/2 turn partner, twirl & dance out to place


1s set, cast, cross RH then cast R, turning in to face 1st corner.
1s dance four 1/2 diag reels of 4 with corners (as Mairi's Wedding)
1s end in centre, W facing up & M down.
1L+2s, also 1M+3s, dance 3H round to L; 1s change places & circle to the R.


1s+2s dance RH star & 3s+4s dance LH star; 1L followed by 1M, also 3M+3L, chase clockwise to change places.
3s+2s dance RH star & 1s+4s dance LH star; 1s & 3s again chase 1/2 way, ending in line up/down centre with 1L & 3M facing in middle.
1s+3s dance reel of 4 (1L+3M pass LSh) to finish in original places.
1s cast to 4th place while others step up; 2s & 3s turn RH while 4s & 1s turn LH.

COOPER'S WIFE (R 8x40 in 10 Bar Phrases)

1s cast to 2nd place, dance full figure of 8 round 2s & end facing 1st corners.
1s 1/2 turn 1st crnr RH, then chase clockwise to opp crnr while
corners turn LH 1-1/2 times in middle, then 1/2 turn 1s RH;
1s turn partner LH to face 2nd corner.
1s repeat with 2nd corners; end facing same 1st crnr person (now on opp side).
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st crnrs, pass R/Sh; 1/2 diag reel with 2nd crnrs;
1s turn LH to face out in 2nd place own side.

MRS MILNE OF KINNEFF (S 4x32) Square set

1s & 3s advance for 2 steps, turn opp partner RH once round, retain hold;
dance RH star with 2s/4s.
Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) face side couples and dance reels of 4 across.
Dancing couples set to side couples.
Dancing couples in the middle retain nearer hands, dance out between side couples
and releasing hands cast round outside of set to original places; while
2s & 4s divide, dance into middle, give nearer hand to partner and dance out to place.
All turn partner BH
All circle halfway round to L, 3/4 turn partner RH into prom hold (W on inside)
All promenade 1 place clockwise round the set. Repeat from new positions.


2s, 3s, 4s, circle left and back. Bar 5: 1s & 5s turn RH
1s and 3s full fig 8 (1s round 2s, 3s round 4s)
1s with 2s (and 3s with 4s) turn 1-1/2 on side (men RH)
1s and 3s cast down 1 pl; cross in to face 1st corner,
dance 3 Mairi's Wedding diagonal reels
1s and 3s finish in line in centre (men face up),
dance half reel of 4 in centre
1s and 3s turn RH 1-1/4 to finish in places 4, 2, wrong side;
Half fig 8, M down, W up, to places 4, 2, own side


1s set, cross RH, cast, turn LH to 1st crnr.
2s and 3s dance tracks of reels of 3 on side while 1s dance track of reel of 3 across (1L in top place, 1M in 3rd place);
start passing RSh with crnrs. At end 1s turn LH to face own side
Repeat tracks but 1L in 3rd place and 1M in top place
1s turn 1st crnr RH, pass R to 2nd crnr, 1s turn 2nd crnr LH to finish 2nd place own side


1s dance 4 progressive diag half reels of 3 with: 2L then 2M then 3L & lastly 3M,
(1s start by passing R/Sh & 1M giving L/Sh to 2L).
1s turn RH & cast up to 2nd place on own sides,
dance 1/2 fig 8 around the 2s to 2nd place opp sides.
2s+1s+3s turn 3/4 RH to end in line in centre, facing partner (M face down) & set,
3/4 turn RH to finish on own side & set.


1s dance down the middle, cast out & return to top on own side.
All dance a grand chain (middles face; ends cross, to start)
1s+2s & 3s+4s set & dance RHA 1/2 way;
set & dance LHA back to place. 1s face down, others face up
1s dance out to R and in to 2nd pl as 2s dance out to R and in to 1st pl;
repeat with 3s, then 4s;
all turn RH,
1s followed by 4s, 3s, 2s, lead up to top and cast back to place. End


1s dance down, cast up round 3s, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out.
1s+2s half turn (Men LH, Ladies RH)
2s+1s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast to start)
1s+3s 3/4 turn RH to face partner in line up/down in middle & set
1s+3s dance 1/2 Celtic Reel: 1s+3s pass partner R/Sh
1M+3L dance clockwise while 1L+3M dance 3/4 L/Sh anticlockwise to face partner in line across
1s+3s pass partner R/Sh
1L+3M dance clockwise while 1M+3L dance 3/4 L/Sh anticlockwise to face partner in line up/down
3s+1s turn partner 3/4 RH to sideline; 2s+3s+1s set.


1s turn RH, cast, dance down between 3s & cast to face 1st corner
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1/2 turn partner LH to give RH to corner person,
balance in line, turn LH to face 2nd crnrs.
Repeat with 2nd corners, end facing out own side.
1s dance out own side & cast R round 3rd corner to face up/down dance while
2s+3s cross RH, set to partner & to other corner on side (1 step each).
1s change places RH & cast R round 4th corner to 2nd place own side while
2s+3s change places RH on sides, set to corner on sides & to partner.


All set, turn partner 2 hands twice, set again.
All dance Grand Chain (1s cross to start).
1s dance down between 2s, cast out and round 3s, dance up between 3s, cast out up behind 2s
(1s+2s finish ready for a diamond Poussette).
1s+2s dance 1/2 diamond Poussette; 1s+3s dance 1/2 diamond Poussette.
1s finish in 3rd place.

SHENE GATE (J 4x32) Sq set

1s & 3s dance 1/2 Ladies Chain (M polite turn),
1s & 3s turn partner RH to finish 1s facing 2s, 3s facing 4s
Parallel reels of 4 across.
All set and change place RH with opposite person.
2s and 4s dance out of the set (giving R/Sh to opp person), then on one place clockwise, while
1s & 3s set to partner & change places RH.
All circle 8H round and back.

FIFE NESS (R 8x32)

1s turn RH 1-1/2 times, dance down 2 pl in prom hold,
cross LH, cast up behind 3s on own sides to 2nd place.
1L & 2M+3M set advancing to form triangle;
retire as 1M & 2L+3L set advancing to form triangle; repeat.
1s in prom hold dance 1/2 L/Sh reel of 3 with 2L+3L in centre of set;
2L & 3L pick up each others partner for 1/2 reel as couples.
1s (prom hold) dance 1/2 reel of 3 with 2M+3M
(having dropped Lady on Mens side in 1st & 3rd posn) end opp side;
2s+1s+3s set & cross RH.


1s dance 1/2 Fig 8 round 2s; 1L+2M turn RH 1-1/4 times while 1M+2L turn LH 1-1/4 times; 1s end b-to-b facing opp sides
1s+2s dance reel of 4 across; 2s end in 1st place while 1s pass L/Sh to face 1st corners
1s set to 1st corner & 2nd corner ending (turning to R) between corners; all set & 1s cross RH
1s+3s dance Espagnole to end 2.3.1.


1s cast to 2nd place, & set advancing to 1st corner.
1s dance 12 bars dance to corner & set with 2s & 3s;
finish with 1s facing 3rd corner
1s dance two 1/2 diagonal reels of 4; finish in 2nd place own side.
1s dance RH T-pots (1L up with 2s, 1M down with 3s); all turn partner RH.


1s turn RH, cast, cross LH to finish facing out opp side.
1M dances up, across the top of the set to 2nd pl own side
while 1L dances down, across the foot of the set to 2nd pl own side
and while 2s and 3s dance RH star once round.
1s turn LH 1-1/2 to face 1st corner places
while 2s and 3s chase clockwise half way round the set to opp side.
1s dance 2 Mairi's wedding reels (M-M; W-W), cross RH to 2nd place own side.
Circle 6 hands round and back.

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