Christmas Social Crib 14th December 2018

A TRIP TO BAVARIA  (R4x32)  4C set                            J MacGregor-Brown  Collins Pocket Ref

 1- 4     1s & 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance 1/2 RH across, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides

 5- 8     3s & 2s cross RH while 1s+4s dance 1/2 RH across

 9-16    Repeat bars 1-8 until back in original places

17-24   1s set to 2s & cross over to face 3s, set & cross to face 4s

25-32   1s set to 4s & cross over to 4th place on opposite sides, all Adv+Ret 2 steps 1s changing places 2H to retire to own sides


THE MORAY RANT  (S3x48)  3C set                                                            J Drewry  Silver City Bk

 1- 8     1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s & 1s cross RH to opposite sides

 9-16    1s set advancing & turn 2H, dance down & out between 2s & 3s then cast down behind 3s to turn in to face 3s

17-24   1s set & turn 3s (1s dancing out between 2s & 3s), dance up between 3s & out between 2s+3s then cast up behind 2s to turn in to face 2s

25-32   1s set & turn 2s (1s dancing out between 2s & 3s) into 1st place opp sides, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s back to 1st place own sides

33-40   1s+2s circle 4H once round to Left, 1s facing 2s set & 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s lead up to 1st place

41-48   1s+3s circle 4H once round to Left, 1s facing 3s set & 1s cast to 3rd place as 3s lead up to 2nd place


FATHER CONNELLY'S JIG  (J4x64)  4C set                                                   J Drewry  Donside Bk

 1- 8     1s+2s Set & Rotate :

9-16     1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 1st corners while 2nd corners set & change places diagonally RH, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on opposite sides

17-24   1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 3rd corner (pstn) while 2nd corners (pstn) set & change places diagonally, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on own sides

25-32   1s dance reels of 3 across Lady with 2s & Man with 3s

33-40   1s cross down between 3s, 1L casts up round 3M & 1M casts down round 4L, 1s change places LH in centre & cast to 3rd place own sides

41-56   3s+1s+4s (bottom 3 couples) repeat bars 9-24

57-64   All (or bottom 3 couples only) circle 8(6)H round & back


STAIRCASE IN STYRIA  (R5x40)  5C set                                                                               M Gray

 1- 8     1s+2M also 3s+4M dance RH across, 1s+2L also 3s+4L dance LH across

 9-16    1s+4M also 3s+5M dance RH across, 1s+4L also 3s+5L dance LH across & 1L also 3L end facing out Ladies side with partners behind them

17-24   1s & 3s dance out Ladies’ side & cast up 1 place, cross to Mens side & cast up to original place Ladies looping round by the right

25-32   1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast (1s to 3rd place, 3s to 2nd place)

33-40   1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up & cast (1s to 5th place, 5s to 4th place). 2 3 4 5 1

            NB – No stepping up or down until bar 27


MONTPARNASSE  (S4x32)  4C set                                                                A Dix  Reel Friends 3

 1- 8     1s & 4s set & cross RH, cast in 1 place & dance LH across 1/2 way

 9-16    All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides & end facing up/down

17-24   All set to facing person on sides & turn 2H, 2s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round to left

25-32   2s+4s also 1s+3s dance DiamondPoussette



THE DANCING MASTER  (J96)  Sq.Set                                    J Drewry  Donside Bk

 1- 8     1s & 3s set & pivot to right & dance round 1/4 cl'wise inside set (L follows M) & face in, 1s+3s change places with other partner RH & dance clockwise back to partners place (M follows L)

 9-16    1s & 3s dance RH across with corner 2L/4L, 1s & 3s dance across & LH across with other corner 4M/2M to end in pl facing cl'wise (M behind L)

17-24   1s also 3s dance Tandem reels of 3 with corners, 1s & 3s ending in prom hold facing out

25-32   1s & 3s dance clockwise 1/2 way round outside of set & dance in back to original places (pass RSh) while 2s & 4s (prom hold) Adv+Ret

33-64   2s & 4s repeat above Figs from beginning (bars 1-32)

65-72   All set to partners & change place RH, Ladies dance 3/4 RH across while Men cast 1 place clockwise to meet opposite Lady

73-80   All repeat this Fig (bars 65-72) to end with own partners (opposite to where they started)

81-88   All dance 1/2 Schiehallion Reel (2 places) back to original places

89-96   All circle 8H round & back


GLASTONBURY TOR  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                Duncan Brown   RSCDS Book 47

 1- 8     1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set & dance LH across ½ way

 9-16    1s set & cross RH, 1s cast up 1 place & turn LH turn to face 1st corners

17-24   1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners & pass left to face 2nd crnrs, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners & curve right to end 1M between 3s & 1L between 2s

25-32   1M+3s also 1L +2s Set+Link for 3 once, 1s turn RH 1½ times to 2nd place as 2s & 3s dance clockwise ½ way to places  2 1 3


GARDENERS’ FANTASIA  (S3x32)  3C set                                P Cook  RSCDS Bk 46

 1- 8     1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s facing 2s set & turning inwards cast 1 place to face 3s

 9-16    1s+3s dance the Rondel, 1s end in 3rd place & 3s end in 2nd place facing 1st corners

17-24   3s set to & turn corners 3s ending 2nd place opposite sides

25-32   2s+1s dance R&L (begin on sides) while 3s dance up between 2s & cast to 2nd pl then lead down LH b’tw’n 3rd pl crossing & cast up to 2nd pl.  2 3 1


SPIFFIN'  (J5x32)  5C Sq.Set (5s facing 1s)                                                            D&A Quarrie+Friends

 1- 8     5s dance reels of 3 with 1s+3s (5s start by passing opposite dancer by LSh)

 9-16    5L dances RH across with 2s while 5M dances LH across with 4s, 5s lead up thru 1s & cast back to centre

17-24   5L dances LH across with 2s while 5M dances RH across with 4s, 5s lead down thru 3s & cast back to centre

25-32   5s turn (Kilt Grip) twice, 5s+1s set & dance part LH across (5s dance 1/2 way while 1s dance 1/4 way & into centre to face 2s)


THE IRISH ROVER  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                       J Cosh  22 SCDs

 1- 8     1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s

 9-16    1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1/2 reel with 2nd corners & 1/2 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

25-32   1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)