We meet in the Hall behind Christ Church,
620 High Road, Finchley N12 0NU
Contact: Margaret 020 8440 3236


Ciamar A Tha [how Are You]
Catch The Wind
Byron Strathspey
Posties Jig
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan
The Dream Catcher
Pelorus Jack
Sailor
Belle of Bon Accord
Wild Geese
Mairi's Wedding

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CIAMAR A THA [HOW ARE YOU] (J 8x32)

1s dance down the middle (NHJ),
turn 3L/3M with other hand to 2nd pl (own side);
cross R/Sh, turn 3M/3L with same hand to end in middle.
1L & 1M dance up the middle on opp sides (NHJ) &
turn 2M/2L with other hand to 2nd place (opp side);
cross & turn 2L/2M with same hand to end in middle.
1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place;
pet turn into centre (1L between 2s; 1M between 3s). All set.
All change place RH with opp person; all set;
change place RH again with opp person;
1L casts round 2L as 1M casts round 3M, to end in 2nd pl.
Repeat from new places.


CATCH THE WIND (R 8x32)

1s set, cast, dance 1/2 figure of 8 round 2s.
1s set, 1L turns to R as 1M sets, 1L followed by partner casts up & dances down the middle. 1L ends facing 3M while 1M faces 2M.
1s dance R/Sh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s).
1L followed by 1M dance down, cast up round 3M to end in 2nd place own side; 1s turn RH.


BYRON STRATHSPEY (S 3x32) 3 couple set

All petronella into the centre, set to partner & turn BH 1-1/4 times back to place.
2s turn to right for RH T-pot; pass R/Sh for LH T-pot; end in prom hold.
2s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 1s passing 1L R/Sh, finish 2s in centre at top.
2s+1s+3s dance Allemande.


POSTIES JIG (J 4x32) 4C

1s & 4s set, cast in 1 place & dance 1/2 figure of 8 round new end couples.
(bar 9) 1M+4M & 1L+4L dance across (men making an arch),
turn corners with free hand to face up/down.
1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) & turn corners.
Repeat 9-16 from new positions.
1s+4s dance 1/2 Rs & Ls & turn partner RH.


MISS JOHNSTONE OF ARDROSSAN (R 5x32) 5C

1s set and cast off one place.
1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s and cast off to 3rd and 2nd place (order 23145)
1s 4s and 5s crossing reels of 3 on the sides, 1s cross to 4th place to start.
2s 3s and 1s crossing reels of 3 on the sides, 1s cross to 2nd place to start.
1s (in 3rd place) set and cast off one place.
1s followed by 5s dance up between 4s and cast down (to 23451)


THE DREAM CATCHER (S 1x96) 4C Sq

All circle round and back.
1s and 3s dance the Swirl: 1s and 3s turn partner RH into allemande hold,
prom across set halfway passing L/Sh and turn to face each other;
dance LH across, pivot left to finish 1L and 3M facing 2s, 1M and 3L facing 4s.

Reels of 4 across back to places.
All set, 1s & 3s cross out sides, cast to original places (RH to partner)
All set, advance 2 steps with partner, retire with corner and set
1L to 2M, 3L to 4M dance R & Ls on diag (NW - SE)
4L to 1M, 2L to 3M dance R & Ls on other diag (SW - NE)
All set, advance 2 steps with corner, retire with partner and set
2s and 4s dance the Swirl (8 bars, as bars 9 - 16 above)
Reels of 4 up/down
All set, 2s and 4s cross out through 1s/3s, cast to original places.
Circle round and back


PELORUS JACK (J 8x32)

1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RH across with 3s,
finish with 1M facing his 1st corner with 1L behind him.
1s dance as 1 person a 1/2 reel of 3 with 1st crnrs
(1s about turn in crnr so that 1L leads out to face Mans 2nd crnr)
similar 1/2 reel with 2nd crnr (1M leads out)
similar 1/2 reel with 3rd crnr (W 1st crnr posn); 1L leads out
similar 1/2 reel with 4th crnr (W 2nd crnr posn); 1M leads out
1M followed by 1L dance into LH across with 2s, turn LH to own sides
2s+1s+3s set.


SAILOR (R 8x32)

1s cross RH to face 2s+3s on opp side (double triangles) & set;
1s cast round 1st crnr to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s; set
1s face R for R/Sh reels of 3 across the dance; end passing L/Sh to 2nd place on opp side.
1s lead down for 2 bars, turn & lead up, cross out the top & cast to 2nd place on own side.
1s+2s dance Rs & Ls.


BELLE OF BON ACCORD (S 4x32)

1L & 3L dance down 1 pl. & cast up on opp side to centre facing down as
1M & 3M dance across & cast R to centre facing up;
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across.
1s & 3s dance reel of 4 up & down centre of dance.
1s & 3s 3/4 turn RH & face up while 2s & 4s dance up on sides & turn in to face down,
all set & dance 4 hands round & finish on sides.
1s & 3s lead up, cross over, cast down 1 place & turn 2 hands
1s lead down to 4th place while 3s cast up on own sides to 2nd place.


WILD GEESE (J 8x32)

1s+3s dance in & balance in line, turn partners RH;
1s cast to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place.
3s+1s dance in & balance in line, turn partners RH;
3s cast to 3rd place while 1s lead up to 1st place.
1s lead down & back to 2nd place.
2s+1s dance Rs & Ls.


MAIRI'S WEDDING (R 8x40)

1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, then turn LH to face 1st corners.
1s dance 1/2 diag Reel of 4 with 1st corner then with 2nd corner.
1s dance 1/2 diag Reel with 3rd corner (partners 1st corner) then with 4th corner.
1s dance reel of 3 across, L with 2s & M with 3s.
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.

 

 

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