Rushden & District Caledonian Society


St Andrew’s Night  -  30th November 2019





Waltz Country Dance

Mairi’s Wedding

Square Tango

Virginia Reel

Barn Dance

Strip the Willow/ Duke of Perth

Modern Waltz

A Trip to Bavaria




The Belle of Bon Accord


Dashing White Sergeant

St Bernard’s Waltz

Pride of Erin

Shiftin’ Bobbins

Gay Gordons

Fisherman’s Reel

Last Waltz


Auld Lang Syne

The Queen


Spare dances:

The Wind on Loch Fyne


M.C.  Margaret Martin


WALTZ COUNTRY DANCE  (W40)  Round the Room                                                                                                                            RSCDS Bk 4

Round the Room Dance 2 facing 2

1- 8          All set to person opposite, change places passing RSh (Lady making waltz turn to right, Men moving straight forward), set to partners & change places as before

 9-16        Repeat above Fig back to original places

17-32       All join hands & balance backward & forward, Men pass Lady on left over to the right (2H) & repeat 3 times, finishing in ballroom hold with partner

33-40       Couples waltz around each other (Men pass by left), moving anti-clockwise, to meet next couple

                Variation bars 33-40:  Couples Poussette passing to meet next couple


MAIRI'S WEDDING  (R8x40)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                                                      

 1- 8         1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners

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

17-24       1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), 1/2 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 & back


DUKE OF PERTH (Broun’s Reel or Clean Pease Strae)  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                         

 1- 8         1s turn RH, cast to 2nd place, turn LH to face 1st corners

 9-16        1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, & partner to face 1st corners

17-24       1s set to & turn 1st corner 2H, set to & turn 2nd corner

25-32       1s dance Reel of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corner & cross back to own sides


STRIP THE WILLOW  (Drops of Brandy)  (J4x40)  4C set                                                                                                                                          

Running step

 1- 8         1s turn RH 2.1/2 times (4 bars), 1L turns 2M LH then turns partner RH

 9-16        1L turns 3M LH, turns partner RH, 1L turns 4M LH & turns partner RH

17-24       1M turns 4L LH, turns partner RH, 1M turns 3L LH & turns partner RH

25-32       1M turns 2L LH, turns partner RH, 1L turns 2M LH as 1M turns 2L LH, 1s turn RH in centre

33-40       1s similarly turn 3s LH, turn partners RH, turn 4s LH & turn partners RH to 4th place own sides (last turn uses the next first 2 bars of music)


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

 1- 4         1s & 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides

 5- 8         3s & 2s cross RH while 1s+4s dance ½ 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 BELLE OF BON ACCORD  (S4x32)  4C set                                                                                                                                                          

 1- 8         1L & 3L cross down 1 pl & cast up on opp side into centre as 1M & 3M dance across & cast down into centre, 1s+2s & 3s+4s dance RH across

 9-16        1s & 3s dance reel of 4 up & down centre of dance

17-24       1s & 3s 3/4 turn RH to face up while 2s & 4s dance up on sides & turn in to face down & all set, all circle 4H round to left & end on sides

25-32       1s & 3s lead up between 2s/4s crossing over & cast down 1 place, 1s & 3s turn 2H & 1s dance down to 4th place as 3s cast up on own sides to 2nd pl


THE DASHING WHITE SERGEANT  (R32)  Round the Room                                                                                                                RSCDS Bk 3

Round the Room Dance  3 facing 3

 1- 8         All circle 6H round & back

 9-16        Centre dancer sets & turns 2H person on right, sets & turns 2H person on left (popular variation – turn person on right RH, turn person on left LH)

17-24       All dance reels of 3 with centre dancer passing LSh with person on right (popular variation – RSh to person on right)

25-32       All Adv+Ret, advance to meet next group of 3 dancers (1 group of 3 passing under arches made by opposite group)


FISHERMAN'S REEL  (R5x32)  5C Sq.Set                                                                                                                                                                     

5 couple square set, 5s in centre facing, 5M back to 4s, 5L back to 2s

 1- 8         1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H round & back while 5s turn RH once & LH 1.1/2 times to end 5M facing 2s & 5L facing 4s

 9-16        5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH across, 5s pass LSh & dance LH across with next couple anticlockwise (M with 1s & L with 3s)

17-24       5M dances reel of 3 with 1s+2s (in prom hold) giving RSh to 2s while 5L reels with 3s+4s giving RSh to 4s

25-32       All take ptnrs in prom hold, 5s change pl with 1s RSh, 1s pass 4s RSh, 4s pass 3s RSh, 3s pass 2s RSh & 2s end in centre facing each other


SHIFTIN' BOBBINS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                                                     

 1- 8         1s cross RH to double triangle position with 2s+3s & set, 1s cast up to top & dance down until they are between 2s & 3s

 9-16        1L dances RH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances LH across with 2L+3L, 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre

17-24       3s followed by 2s+1s dance up & 3s+2s cast down to places, 1L dances LH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances RH across with 2L+3L

25-32       1s dance up to top & cast down to 2nd place opposite side, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 around 2s to end in 2nd place on own sides


GAY GORDONS  (M16)  Round the Room                                                                                                                                                                   

Couples facing anticlockwise around room

 1- 4         All in Allemande hold walk anticlockwise 4 steps & all turn about & walk backwards (still anticlockwise) 4 steps

 5- 8         Repeat clockwise

 9-16        All Men set (moving anticlockwise) as Ladies dance under Mans right arm, all polka round the room


THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE  (S3x32)  3C Triangular set                                                                                      John Bowie Dickson  Dunedin 1

 1- 8         1s cross over (Man between 3s, Lady between 2s) & dance Fig of 8 & end turning RH 1/2 way to face partner in original places

 9-16        All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 & end by turning RH to bring Men into centre

17-24       Men dance LH across in centre 2 places while Ladies dance clockwise 1 place, turn partner RH & repeat ending in triangular set order 2 3 1

25-32       All set & circle 6H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H & continue to circle 6H round to pstns.  2 3 1