Forres Branch RSCDS




No. 3   FORRES BRANCH RSCDS      Submitted by Christine Grant


THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch Sh 28

1- 8 1s in prom hold (Lady on Man's left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) and end facing 3M
9-16 1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing across to Men's side
17-24 1M casts up and 1L down into centre and dance out Ladies' side, 1M cast up and 1L down to end 1M between 2s facing down and 1L+3s face up as 2s+3s dance R&L
25-32 2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1¾ times to 2nd places

Note: 2nd time through bars 29-32: 1s turn ¾ RH and dance down to 4th place (4s step up)


THE MONTGOMERIES' RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Castle Menzies RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down to 2nd place (2s step up), cross LH and 1L casts up while 1M casts down
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s (RSh to 2M) and 1M with 3s (RSh to 3L)
17-24 1s with nearer hands joined (Lady on Man's left) set to 2L and turn inwards to set to 3M, set to 3L and turn inward and set to 2M. End facing own 2nd corner (1L pull back LSh to face down)
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides. 213


BALMORAL STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John A Charles RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance R&L
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and cross RH to own sides. 2143
17-24 All dance reel of 4 on own sides, 2s end in 1st place on sides, Bar 24 1s+4s+3s all dance into centre towards partner ready for...
25-32 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance Allemande (2s in top place stand) 2341


THE BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s and end 1M+3L also 1L+3M in prom hold facing out to pass corner person RSh
9-24 All dance 4x½ Reels of 3 on sides (to right to start, then left, right and left) with 1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each ½ Reel to progress Men clockwise and Ladies anticlockwise. End in centre 1s facing down and 3s facing up
25-32 1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1½ times, crossing over to own sides and turn 4th person 1½ times (Men RH and Ladies LH) 2341


REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Leaflet Dances 27

1- 8 1s ½ turn 2s on sides (1M RH - 1L LH) to face out, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s ½ turn 3s on sides (1M LH - 1L RH) end 3s facing out and 2s+3s+1s set
9-16 1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place, dance in and 1s cast up to 2nd place 3s end in 3rd place
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh turn 2nd corners RH and cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213



THE MORAY RANT (S3x48) 3C set John Drewry Silver City Book

1- 8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s and 1s cross RH to opposite sides
9-16 1s set advancing and turn 2H, dance down and out between 2s and 3s then cast down behind 3s to turn in to face 3s
17-24 1s set and turn 3s (1s dancing out between 2s and 3s), dance up between 3s and out between 2s+3s then cast up behind 2s to turn in to face 2s
25-32 1s set and turn 2s (1s dancing out between 2s and 3s) into 1st place opposite sides, 1s dance ½ 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 and 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 and 1s cast to 3rd place as 3s lead up to 2nd place


NEIL M GRANT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Christine Grant RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up). 1s dance ½ Figs 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s) and join LH giving RH to 1st corners
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance The Spoke:-
' 1s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, then 2nd, 3rd and 4th corners. 1s finish facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place opposite sides, facing clockwise
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round. 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RH across


JEAN MARTIN OF ABERDEEN (S3x32) 3C set Muriel A Johnstone 3 Dances 2006

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, all circle 6H round ¾ way to left and end in lines of 3 across (Ladies face down and Men up)
9-16 All set and change places with partner RH, all circle 6H round ¾ way to left and end in middle facing up. 312
17-24 All dance Allemande. 213
25-32 1s+3s (bottom 2 couples) dance the Bourrel to end 231:-
' 1M+3L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (up/down middle L facing up and M down) while 1L+3M chase anticlockwise ½ way to face partner
' 1s+3s set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places


SCOTT MEIKLE (R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across, LH back
17-24 1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341

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

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