We meet in the Hall behind Christ Church,
620 High Road, Finchley N12 0NU
Contact: Lucille 01707 691 522

Thursday 13 December
Dancing 7.45 to 10.15
A selection from:-


Antarctica Bound
Shiftin' Bobbins
Moray Rant
Fugal Fergus
Posties Jig
Big Mac
The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk
Quarries Jig
Ramadan-ce
Duchess Tree
Never at Sea
Reel Of The 51st Division
Montgomeries' Rant
Mairi's Wedding

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ANTARCTICA BOUND (J 4x32) 4C

1s+2s cross RH, cast down 2 places, cross RH & cast up to place
3s+4s cross RH, cast up 2 places, cross RH & cast back to place
1s+4s Adv+Ret (diagonally), 1s cast to the foot as others step up
All circle 8H round & back


SHIFTIN' BOBBINS (R 8x32)

1s cross RH to face opp side in double triangle position with 2s+3s & set;
1s cast up to top & lead down middle to be between 2s & 3s.
1M dances LH T-pot with 2L+3L while 1L dances RH T-pot with 2M+3M;
1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre.
3s followed by 2s+1s dance up (3s cast 2 to own place);
1L dances LH T-pot with 2M+3M while 1M dances RH T-pot with 2L+3L.
1s lead up to top, cast down to 2nd place opp side & dance 1/2 fig 8 around 2s.
1s finish in 2nd place on own side.


MORAY RANT (S 3x48) 3C

1s dance 1/2 mirror reel of 3 on opp side & 1/2 reel of 3 on own side (Inveran Reel);
1s cross RH to opp side
1s set advancing & turn 2 hands, lead down & dance out between 2s & 3s,
cast behind 3s & turn in to face 3s in line across.
1s set & turn 3s (1s dance out between 2s & 3s), lead up between 3s,
dance out between 2s & 3s, cast up behind 2s & turn in to face 2s.
1s set & turn 2s (1s dance out between 2s & 3s) into 1st place opp side &
dance 1/2 fig 8 round 2s back to 1st place own side
1s+2s dance 4 hands round to Left,
1s facing 2s set, cast to 2nd place as 2s lead up to 1st place.
1s+3s dance 4 hands round to Left,
1s facing 3s set, 1s cast to 3rd place as 3s lead up to 2nd place.


FUGAL FERGUS (J 8x48)

(Men repeat Ladies figures with necessary changes but 8 bars behind)
1L+2L+3L dance anti-clockwise round 1M+2M+3M & back up to place. (Men stand still).
1L+2L+3L set & cross, set & cross back. (while 1M+2M+3M dance clockwise, etc)
1L+2L+3L set & cross, turn to face up & dance clockwise to own side, to 3.2.1.
     (while Men set and cross twice)
1L+2L+3L dance reel of 3 on own side, 1L starts R/Sh to 2L.
      (while Men set and cross, dance anticlockwise to own side, to 3.2.1.)
1L+2L+3L dance 1/2 reel of 3 on own side, 1L+2L turn LH 1-1/2 times to change places
      (while Men dance reel of 3, 1M starts L/Sh to 2M)
All Ladies stand still.
      while Men dance 1/2 reel of 3, 1M+2M turn RH 1-1/2 times to change places.


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.


BIG MAC (S 5x32) 5C

2s & 4s dance full diag Reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass L/Sh to face 2nd corners
2s & 4s dance full diag Reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end in original places
1s & 3s cross to start a Snowball Chain for 5 couples to end 4(2)5(1)3
4s+2s & 5s+1s dance 1/2 R&L, 4s & 5s dance 1/2 Fig 8 round couple on their R (M up & L down) to end 2.4.1.5.3


The KELPIE of LOCH CORUISK (R 7x32) 7C set

1s, 3s & 5s cross RH, cast 1 place. 2s, 4s, 6s step up.
135 M dance 1/2 fig 8 round couple below and
135 W dance 1/2 fig 8 round couple above (pass L/Sh)
to end facing 2nd corner positions (R/Sh to R/Sh)
while 2s, 4s, 6s & 7s set & cross RH.
7M & 2L pause in side lines, but all the rest face half L for diagonal half reels
1s, 3s & 5s dance 'Mairi's Wedding' reels within square;
supporters dance diag half reels of 4 zig-zag up or down.
At ends, 4s and 6s rest for 4 bars, then resume reels in opp direction. Finish 7-1-6-3-4-5-2.
1s, 3s & 5s pass R/Sh to end M facing down & W up, then
turn partner 3/4 RH to face up on own side,
lead up to top & cast into 6th, 4th, & 2nd places.
Finish 7-5-6-3-4-1-2.


QUARRIES JIG (J 8x32)

1s set, cast 1 place & dance round 1st corners passing corners L/Sh.
1s dance reels of 3 across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s), 1s turn LH to face 1st corners.
* Centre dancers change with 1st corners RH while 2nd corners set.
1st crnrs (in centre) change places LH while
new 1st+2nd corners dance clockwise round to next corner position *
Repeat 4 bars * - * from new positions.
Repeat 4 bars * - * from new positions, 1s end by turning LH to 2nd place on opp sides,
2s+1s+3s set on sides & 1s cross back RH.


RAMADAN-CE (R 8x32)

1s dance Inveran Reels of 3
1s cross RH, cast, turn RH to face 1st corners
1s follow path of half diag reel of 4 while 1st corners advance, 1/2 turn RH, pull R/Sh back and dance out to exchange places
1s pass R/Sh and repeat 4 bars with 2nd corners, finishing facing 3rd corner position (3).(1).(2).
1s dance 1/2 L/Sh reels of 3 across (1M with 3s, 1L with 2s) then 1/2 R/Sh reels of 3 on own side.


DUCHESS TREE (S 8x32)

1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s cast, 2s lead up & cross, 3s cast up)
finish in square set with 2s in 2nd place opposite side.
All set, circle L for 2 bars, M turn W on right 2 hands once round & continue circle to place.
1s+2s dance RH across & end facing up,
1s cast 1 place & lead up while 2s lead up, cross & cast 1 place.
1s+2s dance Allemande.


NEVER AT SEA (3R48) 6C 4,5,6 improper

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REEL OF THE 51st DIVISION (R 8x32)

1s set & cast 2 places below 3s & lead up LH to face 1st corners.
1s set & turn 1st corners RH, to balance in diagonal line, 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners.
1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to balance in line, 1s turn LH to places.
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.


MONTGOMERIES' RANT (R 8x32)

1s cross RH & cast down to 2nd place, cross LH & cast left (1L up, 1M down).
1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s & 1M with 3s.
1s meet, join nearer hands, set to 2L; turn inwards & set to 3M,
set to 3L, turn inwards & set to 2M.
2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving R/Sh to 2nd corner,
1s cross to 2nd place own side.


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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