No. 8 AYR BRANCH RSCDS   Submitted by Teresa Brogan



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 BYRON STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 All petronella turn into the centre and set to partner, turn 2H 1¼ times back to places
9-16 1s+2L and 3s+2M dance RH across, 2s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 2s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 1s passing 1L RSh. End with 2s in centre at top, 1s casting to follow 2s and 3s stepping in ready for...
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande. 312


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)


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


AUTUMN IN APPIN (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry RSCDS Book 31
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 2s+3s Petronella turn into centre and set to partner (Men BtoB), 2s+3s ¾ turn partner RH and dance RH across ½ way to change places and end with other partner in prom hold (2M+3L facing Men's side and 3M+2L facing Ladies' side)
9-10 1s and 4s Petronella turn into centre while 2M+3L dance out and up on Men's side and 3M+2L dance out and down on Ladies' side
11-12 1s and 4s set to partner while 2M+3L/3M+2L cross to other side passing between 'gates' (1s and 4s)
13-14 1s and 4s ½ turn RH into prom hold (1s facing Ladies' side and 4s facing Men's side) while 2M+3L/3M+2L dance down/up sides
15-16 All Promenade clockwise 1 place to end in square set (1s on Ladies' side facing 4s on Men's side, 2M+3L in 4th place face up as 3M+2L in 1st place face down)
17-24 1s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain, 2s+3s dance ½ Men's Chain (2s and 3s ending with Lady on Man's left)
25-32 All set in square set and circle 8H round to left, dance into centre, turn right and spiral out to own side lines ending 24(1)(3)



1- 8 All circle 8H round to the left and back (popular variation - 8H all the way round to left)
9-24 Ladies dance in front of partner and behind next Man, into RH across, in front of Man opposite own partner and behind next Man, into RH across and back to place
25-32 All Promenade clockwise
33-40 1s and 3s dance clockwise behind next couple and Men dance past couple as Ladies dance in between couple and both turn R to face couple, all set and turn RH
41-48 All dance parallel reels of 4
49-56 1s and 3s dance a full Fig of 8 round the standing 2s/4s
57-64 1s and 3s dance LH across, 1s and 3s dance back to places (Men round and Ladies through the standing 2s and 4s)
65-96 2s and 4s repeat 33-64
97-104 All Promenade anticlockwise
105-120 Men dance in front of partner and behind next Lady, into LH across, dance in front of Lady opposite own partner and behind next L into LH across and back to place
121-128 All circle 8H round to the right and back (popular variation - 8H all the way round to right) 1234


THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round the couples above them and cross to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH and partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to face 1st corners again
17-24 1s and 3s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
25-32 All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s and 3M with 5s), 1s and 3s turn partners LH and cast one place. 24153


ST COLUMBA'S STRATHSPEY (S5x32) 5C set Vicky Sproule And Sadie Gillan

1- 8 2s+4s dance RH across, 2s dance up while 4s dance down, 2s and 4s casting round ends on own sides to face 1st corners
9-16 2s+4s Pass&Turn with 1st corners, pass partner LSh and Pass&Turn with 2nd corners and into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)
17-24 2s+4s dance reel of 4 ending in original places on sides
25-32 2s and 4s Set&Cast down 1 place while 3s and 5s set and dance up 1 place, 1s and 2s turn RH and cast down 1 place. 31524


BEST SET IN THE HALL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Helen Greenwood RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts below 3s. 1L Crosses&Casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corner person set and 1st corner persons dance RSh round each other into diagonal opposite corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partners RH

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


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