Thistle Club' (in Milton Keynes)





MONDAY 22nd February – 8.30


No. 6 THISTLE CLUB  ( Milton Keynes) Submitted by Jan Jones


DA RAIN DANCIN' (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace Whiteadder Collection

1- 8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance up round 2s and cast down to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH
17-24 1s set to corner (1), set to partner (1) and turn ¾ RH (2 bars) to face 2nd corner; 1s set to corner (1), set to partner (1) and turn ¾ RH (2 bars) to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back


THE ORCHARDS OF CO. ARMAGH (S3x32) 3C set Jinty Anderson Belfast Platinum Anniv

1- 8 1M leading 2M+3M also 3L leading 2L+1L chase clockwise ½ round to opposite sides (4 bars). All set, 1s+3s turn partners ¾ RH into line up/down (Men facing down)
9-12 3s+1s dance ½ reel of 4, 1M+3L pass LSh to face 2s (1M+2M and 3L+2L facing), 1L+3M remain in centre at top/bottom
13-16 1M+3L+2s dance ½ reel of 4 across, 1M and 3L pass LSh to face partners up/down set
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4, 1M+3L pass LSh to face own partners. 3s+1s set, petronella turn to own sides. 321
25-32 2s followed by 1s dance up to top, cast, 2s to 3rd place, 1s to 2nd place (4 bars). 3s+1s+2s turn partners 2H


THE DUNDEE CITY POLICE JIG (J6x16) 5C set John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 2
Each couple dance 32 bars. A New Couple starts after 16 bars (i.e. on bars 1, 17, 33, 49 and 65)

1- 8 1s turn out and join hands with 2s on sides and set, 1s ½ turn 2s on sides and dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides with 2s+3s dancing in between 3s to start and ending by ½ turning 3s
2s (at top) now start repeating the dance from bar 1 while original 1s continue as follows:-
17-24 (New Couple starts as at bar 1) as 1s face out nearer hands joined with 4s and set, 1s ½ turn 4s on sides, cross RH to own side and cast down to 5th place
25-32 5s+1s dance R&L


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

1- 8 1s and 4s set and cross RH, cast in 1 place (2s and 3s step down/up) and dance LH across ½ way
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides and end facing up/down
17-24 All set to facing person on sides and turn 2H, 2s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance Diamond Poussette


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


ELUSIVE MUSE (Easily Led) (J3x32) 3C set Tim Wilson

1- 8 1L dances RSh round partner to face 2L, 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2L) ending 2s to top and 1s facing down
9-16 1s dance down (4 bars), Lady turns under Man's arm and dance up to face 3L
17-24 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 3s (RSh to 3L), 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides

25-32 2s+1s+3s Set&Link for 3 twice to end 312


CHASING THE ECLIPSE (S3x32) 3C set Sandy Gallamore Highland Road Collection

1- 8 1s set, dance down below 3s (2s step up), cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, dance ¾ round partner by RSh, 1s set to 2nd corners, dance round partner to own side, face out
25-32 Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:-
' 25-26 2s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 2L/3M
' 27-30 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (2M+3L) turn LH 1½
' 31-32 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to end in 2nd place. 312



1- 8 1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213


THE ELEPHANT'S STAMPEDE (J4x48) Sq.Set Lorna MacDonald and Gillian Mackintosh Aurora 10th Anniv Book

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s advance and with free hand join with 2s and 4s and retire into longwise set across the dance, all dance ½ parallel reels of 4 across
17-24 All dance ½ R&L at each end of set, turn (person on Man's left) RH 1½ times to form Sq.Set
25-32 All Ladies petronella turn to next Lady's place to right and set, repeat to meet partner (all have progressed 1 place to right)
33-48 All dance full Schiehallion Reel




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