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 WELCOME TO AYR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) J Henricksen & K Stewart RSCDS Bk 47 

1- 8.    1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start) 

9-16    1s turn 2s on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH) & 1s dance down to turn 3s on sides (Men RH,

               Ladies LH) & 1s end facing 1st corners 

17-24 1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corner, 1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with crnrs

               & 1s end in middle LSh to LSh facing own sides 

25-32 1M+3s (at top) also 1L+2s dance RH across (1s end in 2nd place opposite sides),

               all chase clockwise 1/2 way to own sides


MILTON'S WELCOME (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Bayly RSCDS Bk 33 

1- 8    1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s+2s+3s set & 1s+3s 3/4 turn RH (to form line up & down centre)

                as 2s cross RH to original places 

9-16   1s+3s dance reel of 4 in centre of dance end with 1L+3M taking LH as partners end on sides 

17-24 1L+3M 3/4 turn LH to face own sides, dance out & cast behind 2s to original places,

                1s+2s+3s turn LH 

25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1 3


CAPE TOWN WEDDING (S8x32) 3C (4C set) T Kerr RSCDS Bk 39 

1- 8    1s cross (no hands) to 2nd place, dance out & 1/2 turn 3s with nearer hand,

                 1s (in 3rd pl) 1/2 turn RH & lead up to top ending in prom hold 

9-16   1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2L to start) 1s end in middle at top facing down

                 (Lady on Mans Left) & 3s step in & face up 

17-24 1s+2s+3s set, 1s+3s Petronella-in-tandem to sides as 2s petronella into middle,

                 1s+2s+3s (join hands in circle) set & cast back to places 

25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot


THE SHIP IN FULL SAIL (J5x32) 5C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Bk 2 

1- 2    1s & 3s cross down 1 place RH (1M/3M face down to next Lady & 1L/3L face up to Man above

                 while 2L faces 5M) 

3- 6    All set, 2L/5M stand as others 3/4 turn RH to lines across (1L b’tw’n 2s face down,

                 3M b’tw’n 5s face up, 1M+3L b’tw’n 4s) 

7- 8    Top & bottom lines set as centre 4 Bal-in-Line 

9-16   1s & 3s turn to right & dance reels across (reels of 3 at ends & reel of 4 in middle),

                 1s & 3s end facing their 2nd corners (LSh to LSh) 

17-24 1s & 3s set to 2nd corner & turn inwards to face partners 2nd crnr & set,

                 rotate clockwise to face ptnrs 1st crnr & set & turn about to set to own 1st crnr 

25-32 All dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s & 3M with 5s), 1s & 3s turn partners LH

                 & cast down 1 place


WISP OF THISTLE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) P Kent RSCDS Bk 37 

1- 8    1s & 3s Petronella turn into centre & set to partners, dance 1/2 Reel of 4 in up & down

                 centre of dance 

9-16    3s & 1s Petronella turn onto own sides & 3s+2s+1s set, 3s+2s+1s turn partners RH

                 to end ready for Allemande 

17-24  3s+2s+1s dance Allemande 

25-32  1s cross RH & cast down 1 place, dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s to end in 2nd place


NOTTINGHAM LACE (R96) Sq.Set J Bradley Nottingham Lace 


1- 8     All dance 1/2 Grand Chain & set to partners, 3/4 turn RH to end with Ladies in centre for LH across 

9-12    Ladies dance LH across 1/2 way while Men dance 1/4 way round clockwise,

                 Ladies 1/2 turn nearest Man RH 

13-16  Men dance LH across 1/2 way while Ladies dance 1/4 way round clockwise & all 1/2 turn

                 partners RH 

17-24  All repeat bars 9-16 to original places 


25-32  1L & 3M change places RH, cast behind 4s & change places RH to join end of line while

                 1M & 3L dance similarly behind 2s, all set 

33-40   All Adv+Ret, 1s+2L+4M also 3s+2M+4L circle 4H round to left to end in line across

                 (1s & 3s in centre of line) 

41-48  All Adv+Ret, circle 8H round 1/2 way to end in Sq.Set opposite to original places 


49-72   Repeat PART 2 with 2s & 4s as dancing couples, all ending in original places 


73-96   Repeat PART 1


NAPIER’S INDEX (J8x40) 3C (4C Set) B Charlton RSCDS Bk 45 

1- 8     1s set & cast 1 place, turn LH 1.1/4 times to end in Bal-in-Line position between 1st corners 

9-16    1s+1st corners Bal-in-Line & turn corners RH to Bal-in-Line again with 1st corners 

17-24  1s dance reel of 3 on sides (LSh to 2nd corner) & end diagonally between 2nd corners 

25-32  1s+2nd corners Bal-in-Line & turn corners RH, Bal-in-Line again with 2nd corners 

33-40  1s dance reels of 3 across (LSh to 3rd corners) & cross RH to 2nd places 



2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opp sides 

1- 8.    1s+4s set, cast down/up to 2nd/3rd places (2s+3s step up/down bars 3-4)

                1s+4s turn 1/2 LH & dance 1/2 LH across to 1M facing 3L, 1L+3M, 4M+2L, 4L+2M 

9-16.   4s+1s dance diagonal interlocking reels of 4 with corner positions (LH across 1/2 way in middle)

                while 2s (in 1st place) & 3s (in 4th place) dance reels of 4 across.

                End with 4s+1s facing each other, NHJ with partner, (4s face down, 1s face up) 

17-24  4s+1s Set+Link & dance circle 4H round to Left 

25-32  2s+4s also 1s+3s dance Poussette 2 4 (1) (3)


ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley RSCDS Bk 49 

1- 8     1s set, 1L casts & followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s place facing out (2s step up 5-6).

                 1L+3M also 1M+3L 1/2 turn LH & Men face out 

9-16    3s+1s dance Ladies Chain, 1M finishes facing out 

17-24  1M followed by 1L casts up, dances across to 2M place (3s step down 19-20).

                 2s+1s dance RH across. 1M & 2L face out 

25-32   2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+3s pass LSh to start)




GRANVILLE MARKET (J8x32) 3C (4C set) E Vandegrift 2nd Graded Bk SCDs 

1- 8    1s+2s dance RH across & LH back 

9-16   1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 around 2s & end facing 1st corner 

17-24 1s turn corners RH & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, 1s turn 2nd corners RH & pass RSh to end

                 2nd place own sides 

25-32  2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back


THE EARL OF MANSFIELD (R4x48) 4C set John Drewry RSCDS Leaflet Dances 5 

1- 8    1s+2s circle 4H round & back 

9-16   1s+2s also 3s+4s face on sides, all set & change places RH, all set & change back RH 

17-24 1M reel of 3 with 2s (LSh to 2L) picking up partner in prom hold to complete reel as

                  3M dances similarly with 4s, 1s+3s end on Men’s side 

25-32 3s followed by 1s dance down below 4s, 3s cast, in & lead up to top, cross & cast back to place

                  while 1s cast up & turn LH to face 1st crnrs 

33-40  1s turn 1st corners RH pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner LH, pass LSh to end 2nd place

                   in centre facing up 

41-48  1L+2L+3L dance RH across (on side) as 1M+2M+3M LH across, 1s followed by 3s dance down

                   to 4s & Ladies dance LH across as Men RH across to end 2 3 4 1


BOB CAMPBELL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Bk

1- 8    1s+2s+3s set, turn 2H to end 1s facing down & 2s+3s facing up in centre,

                  1s+2s set advancing passing LSh to change places while 3s set,

                  2s turn 2H while 1s+3s set advancing to change places 

9-16    2s+3s set advancing to change places while 1s turn 2H, 3s turn 2H while 2s+1s set advancing

                   to change places & repeat to 1 2 3 

17-24  1s+2s dance the Rondel ending with 1s crossing to opposite sides 

25-32  1L+3M turn LH while 1M+3L turn RH, 2M+1L 1/2 turn RH while 2L+1M 1/2 turn LH,

                   1s cross down to 2nd place as 2s dance out & up to 1st place


THE KELLOHOLM JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Hyssett RSCDS Leaflet Dances 12 

1- 8.    1s set & cast 1 place, set on side lines to 1st corners & change places with them RH 

9-16    1L+3L also 2M+1M set to each other on sides & change places LH,

                    1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to 2nd place on own sides 

17-24  1s set on side lines to 2nd corners & change places with them RH,

                    1M+3M also 2L+1L set to each other on sides & change places LH 

25-32 3s+1s+2s Adv+Ret, circle 6H round 1/2 way to left


KANGAROO PAW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Brenchley Kangaroo Paw 

1- 8      1s set advancing & dance down the middle, Lady dances under Man’s left arm to change pls &

                     1s dance up to end BtoB in 2nd pl facing opp sides 

9-16     1s dance Double Triangles & end facing 2nd corner 

17-24   1s turn 2nd corner RH, turn partner LH, turn 1st RH & partner LH to face out 2nd place own side 

25-32   1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (LSh to 4th corner to start)



SCOTCH MIST (S5x32) 5C set John Drewry Summer Coll 9 

1- 4      1s & 3s cross RH & cast down 1 place, dance into centre Men facing up, Ladies down 

5- 8      1st Man with 2s, 1st Lady & 3rd Man with 4s, 3rd Lady with 5s,

                      all circle left & 1s & 3s end facing 2nd corners 

9-12      Dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners, 1s & 3s turn partners RH to face 1st corners 

13-16.   Dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, 1s & 3s turn partners RH to end in centre

                      Ladies facing up & Men down 

17-24    1s+3s dance reel of 4 in up/down middle,

                     (1s end in 2nd place, 3s in 4th place both on opposite sides) 

25-28    1st Lady with 2s, 1st Man & 3rd Lady with 4s, 3rd Man with 5s, all dance RH across once round,

                     1s & 3s ending where they began the reel 

29-32    1s & 3s 3/4 turn partners RH & cast down on own sides to 3rd & 5th places 


THE AVIATOR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Carola Fischer RSCDS Bk 52 

1- 8      1s lead down, on bar 4 1M crosses partner in front & 1L followed by 1M cast up

                      behind 4M & 3M into 2nd place (2s step up 3-4) 

9-16     1s (1L leading) dance 1/2 alternating tandem reel with 1st corners;

                      1M continues reel with corners passing 3L LSh while 1L+3M turn LH 

17-24    1s (1M leading) dance 1/2 alternating tandem reel with 2nd corners;

                      1L continues reel with corners passing 2L LSh while 1M+3L turn LH.

                      1s end in 2nd place opp sides, 1L facing out 

25-32    1s dance up, round 2s by RSh (1L behind 2M, 1M in front 2L) & 1M followed by 1L cast 1 place, across set to end in 2nd place own side (6 bars). All 3 couples set


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 


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

1- 8       1s 1/2 turn 2s on sides (1M RH - 1L LH) to face out, 2s+1s+3s set,

                       1s 1/2 turn 3s on sides (1M LH - 1L RH) end 3s facing out & 2s+3s+1s set 

9-16      1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place,

                       dance in & 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 & cross

                       passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides 

25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back 



                              Charles Upton’s MINICRIB by The MiniCrib Team www.minicrib.org.uk June 2017 

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