RSCDS Kilmarnock & District Branch




Christmas /85th Anniversary Dance - Friday 10th December 2021

EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back to top
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24 1s pass by the right and turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s and M between 3s, 1s pass by the right and turn 2nd corners RH to end between corners
25-32 1M dances RH across with 2s and 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s and casts up

 

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

 

CITY OF BELFAST (S3x32) 3C set Lucy Mulholland Belfast Diamond Jubilee Book & RSCDS Book 48

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times while 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times and 1s end BtoB facing opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across in 2nd place. 2s end in 1st places while 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner and 2nd corner ending (turning to right) between corners, all set and 1s cross RH
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole:
 25-26 1s+3s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
 27-28 1s+3s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
 29-32 3s turn RH as 1s turn LH. 231

 

THE WILD GEESE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 24

1- 8 1s+3s set advancing and Balance-in-Line (Man above Lady), turn partners RH and 1s cast to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place
9-16 3s+1s set advancing and Balance-in-Line (Man above Lady), turn partners RH and 3s cast to 3rd place while 1s lead up to 1st place
17-24 1s lead down and back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L. 213

 

CATCH THE WIND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield RSCDS Book 45

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s set twice with 1L pulling back RSh on bars 11-12 to face out, 1L followed by partner casts up and dances down the middle 1L to face 3M while 1M faces 2M
17-24 1s RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s)
25-32 1L followed by partner dances down cast up round 3M and crosses to end in 2nd place on own sides, 1s turn RH (4 bars)

 

MISS GIBSON'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes RSCDS Leaflet Dances 18

1- 8 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H opening out into 4H round
9-16 1s+2s dance the Knot, 1s turn LH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partners LH finishing in middle facing opposite sides
25-32 1s dance RH across, (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s), pass partner RSh and dance LH across with other couple, 1s end in 2nd place. 213

 

MIDNIGHT OIL (J5x48) 5C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 3

1- 8 1s and 3s lead down and ¾ turn RH to L facing down and M up, retaining hold of RH set and L turns under partners Rt arm to dance up (Men follow partner)
9-16 1s and 3s dance RH across with 2L/4L, 1s and 3s dance LH across with 4M/5M to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s also 3s dance Pass&Turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass&Turn with 2nd corners and into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)
25-32 1s+3s dance reel of 4 Up&Down centre of dance and end in centre holding partner's nearer hand (1s face Ladies' side and 3s face Men's side)
33-40 1s also 3s dance out sides and cast, dance in to meet partner (1M and 3L pass LSh) to dance out other side and cast back to middle (1M and 3L pass RSh and face each other)
41-48 1L also 3M set twice while 1M+3L turn RH, 1s and 3s turn partner LH and cast down 1 place on own sides. 24153

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THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee 1987

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner dance up, cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

PELORUS JACK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton RSCDS Book 41

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 1s dance RH across with 3s. 1s end with Man facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners to face Man's 2nd corner, 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reels of 3 with Ladies' 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with Ladies' 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1M followed by partner dance into LH across with 2s, 1s retain LH and ½ turn to own sides and 2s+1s+3s set

 

SANDS OF MORAR (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey RSCDS Book 45

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s giving hands when possible
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dance down between 2s to begin)
17-24 1s turn 2H and dance down middle to 3rd place as 2s+3s continue reel and dance down behind 1s, all set and 1s followed by 2s+3s cast up to original places
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon:
 1s and 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M and 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L and 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st place and 1s in 2nd place and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides. 213

 

BRATACH BANA (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bon Accord Book

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance LSh round 1st corners to 2nd place opposite side facing 2nd corners
9-16 1s dance ½ Reel of 3 on the sides and dance ½ Reel of 3 across (1M with 3s at top, 1L with the 2s)
17-24 1s turn LH, turn 3rd corners RH (1st corner person) and pass RSh to turn 4th corner RH ending in 2nd place own side in prom hold with 4th corner
25-32 1s+4th corners Prom diagonal across (pass RSh) to diagonal opposite corner and ½ turn to end 1s in 2nd place opposite side, 1s dance ½ diagonal R&L (M up, L down) to end in 2nd place

 

JOIE DE VIVRE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen RSCDS Book 39

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s turn RH and chase ½ way round clockwise
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set and ½ turn partners RH for Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande. 213

 

MACDONALD OF THE ISLES (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 2

1- 8 2s dance full diagonal Reels of 4 with 1st corners, passing by the LSh to face 2nd corners
9-16 2s dance full diagonal Reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end in original places
17-24 All dance Snowball Grand Chain for 3 couples:
 1s cross RH and change places LH on side with 2s
 1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross over RH
 1s cross LH while 2s and 3s change places LH. 3(2)1
25-32 3s+2s dance ½ R&L, 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples (3M up and 3L down) to end in 2nd places. 231

 

MAIRI'S WEDDING (R8x40) 3C (4C set) James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), ½ diagonal reel with 4th corner (pstns)
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s, Man with 3s - LSh to 1st corner)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

 

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