What We Danced  at GX Summer 2022 

26th July 2022 - End of Term

A Jig for Mrs Dunn -  Figures of 8 round 2s, a promenade and a circle are the features of this easy dance.

Elizabeth's Fancy -Right shoulder reels of 3 on the side then Rights Hands Across  and Left back, down the middle and a circle.

Barbara's Strathspey -Features half figure of 8 and then the wonderful 3 couple bourrell when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down. The 3 couple Bourrell only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places to start 

Red Nose Jig  - square one with arches and figures of 8 round partners and corners

 

Fishermans Reel  - the square dance with a couple in the middle. Features teapots, and reels of 3  

Ray Milbourne -Right and Left Hands Across, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middle

Castle of Mey    - features  Inveran Reels, double figures of 8 and quick time poussette

City of Belfast  - Reel of 4 and the Espagnole : oh so elegant! 

Wicked Willy the one with double hello goodbye setting!l Also half figures of 8, Left Hands across and half Right & Lefts

Reel of the 51st Division- set and turn corners, balance in line

19th July 2022 - just too hot! 

 

12th July 2022 

Flowers of Dunbeg -Right and Left Hands Across, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middle

Gang the Same Gate featured Set and Link for 3

Miss Gibson's Strathspey featured the Knot 

City of Belfast  - Reel of 4 and the Espagnole : oh so elegant! 

5th July 2022 

Johnny Groats House An easy one, but with a lot of stepping up and down for the supporting couples.

Espie McNab  a nice easy one!

Flower of Glasgow Featured the circulating allemande and the diamond/all round poussette.

Golden Bracken  An unusual one where the dancing couple slipped down the set but then led back up. Then set twice to 1st and 2nd corners before a right shoulder reel of 3 and a circle.

Reel for Alice   - the slightly tricky dance with reels on the opposite side, turning on the side all the way down, and then figures of 8 on the side from both ends at once. 

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners and turn with both hands. We did it slightly differently, crossing at the top, this time. 

Fishermans Reel  - the square dance with a couple in the middle. Features teapots, and reels of 3  

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28th June 2022 

Jig to the Music We advanced and retired twice rather than Do-Si-Do as in the original version  

Coats Land The one with the upside-down allemande, a bit of chasing and teapots 

City of Belfast  - Reel of 4 and the Espagnole : oh so elegant! 

Flowers of Edinburgh -The one where first the lady chases round followed by the man, then the other way round. Ends with a quick time poussette.

Wicked Willy the one with double hello goodbye setting!l Also half figures of 8, Left Hands across and half Right & Lefts

Miss Eleanor The one which starts with Reflection Reels and ends with with the magical 3 couple Bourrell, when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down, and a circle. The 3 couple Bourrell only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places  between the reels and the Bourrell.

Piper and the PenguinThe 'silly', square one! 

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Scott Meikle The one with tandem reels of 3. Also Right Hands Across, and left Hands Back, half figures of 8  and half Rights & lefts.

21st June 2022 

Gaelforce Wind The one with Set and Link for 2 and then the Mens Chain at the beginning 

Sailor- Featuring double triangle positions, and reel of 3, and Rights and Lefts 

Midsummer Common    - features Set Advancing to corners into lines across  and ends with the diamond /all round poussette

Rutland Reel - features  ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

Miss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

Reel of the 51st Division- set and turn corners, balance in line

14th June 2022 

Highland welcome - a simple round-the-room dance with one couple making arches at the end for the other to go through and on to face the next couple 

Granville Market  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across, Half figure of 8 and turning corners

Cumbrae Reel - the one where we danced down and up four-abreast. Features half Right & Lefts, turning in pas de basque, reel of 4 and turning corner, partner, corner, partner.

Rothesay Rant- the square one  with dancers alternating facing in and out to , then  half ladies chain and half Rights & lefts. 

Slytherin House    - features Set and Link, looping round 3rd corner Teapots and  the snakey movements 

Trial Reel

Granville Market  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across, Half figure of 8 and turning corners

Sailor- Featuring double triangle positions, and reel of 3, and Rights and Lefts 

7th June 2022 

Redbud Reel  - a simple dance of Advance & Retire, Rights and Lefts, Right Hands across, but ending with the opportunity for a birl

Rosnor Abbey  - the long, 40 bar one  with 1st lady starting wth 2nd man. Finishes with allemande and then Rights and Lefts at the end (which caught us out more than once!)

Susanne's Strathpey - the one with petronella turns, 1st lady again with 2nd man, and featuring the Rondel (crossing through the arch). P.S. Don't get the wrong idea: I spell Suzanne with a 'z'! 

2 trial dances  -  featuring Set and Rotate for 3 couples . The video clip shows Set and Rotate for just 2 couples but shows the idea just as well.  

Pelorus Jack  -  the one with alternating, tandem, half diagonal  reels of 3, and some easy Right hands across at the beginning and left Hands across near the end!

Miss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

31st May2022 

Red Nose Jig  - square one with arches and figures of 8 round partners and corners

Fraser's Favourite  - the one that had us fairly bamboozled! Slightly abbreviated diagonal reels of 4 with the 2s (rather than corners) , crown triangles and reels of 3 

Tarry A While - Lots of turning right and left, balance in line and quick time poussettes.

Jean Martin of Aberdeen features the 3 couple Allemande and the wonderful, magical 2 couple Bourrel where your partner magically reappears opposite you- phew!

Old Nick's Lumber Room  - Really fast one! reels of 3 across followed immediately by reels of 3 on the side. Finishes with 2 circles , first one way and then the other.Also  

Fishermans Reel  - the square dance with a couple in the middle. Features teapots, and reels of 3  

Scott Meikle  - Another fast one with tandem reels.

24th May2022 

Its All Right  - Lots of setting and crossing right hand. An easy one to get started. 

Gaelforce Wind The one with Set and Link for 2 and then the Mens Chain at the beginning 

Castle of Mey    - features  Inveran Reels, double figures of 8 and quick time poussette

2 Trial Dances  - a jig and a medley.

Seattle Landing  - Featuring figures of 8 on the side then as all 3 couples danclead down the 2s and 3s separate before all coming back. Features the 3 couple Allemande.

The Tri-mariner - the 'fugue' one with 3 couples starting 2 bars after each other and everyone coming together for  a promenade and petronella turns into the middle. 

17th May2022 

Granville Market  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across, Half figure of 8 and turning corners

Cumbrae Reel - the one where we danced down and up four-abreast. Features hald Right & Lefts, turning in pas de basque, reel of 4 and turning corner, partner, corner, partner.

Highland Rambler - the one where we danced down and back 3- abreast, features Right Hands Across with 3s , and Left hands across with 2s.

Rutland Reel - features  ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

Fishermans Reel  - the square dance with a couple in the middle. Features teapots, and reels of 3  

Montparnasse - the slow, elegant one featuring half Left Hands Across, reels of 4 and diamond poussettes

Maxwell's Rant- featuring reflection reels of 3 with 1s dancing first on their r partner's side, and then on their own side, followed by half figures of 8.

Reel of the 51st Division- set and turn corners, balance in line

10th May2022 

Waratah Weaver - features figures of 8 on the sides and slip step down the middle 

Good Hearted Glasgow features teapots and leading down the middle 

Jubilee Jig - features casting and setting to someone other than your partner , and teapots 

Bon Viveur - The square Medley, 2 slow, 2 fast with men's chain and Schiehallion reels.

St Andrews Fair - not a lot to say about this one!

Jean Martin of Aberdeen features the 3 couple Allemande and the 2 couple Bourrel.

Rothesay Rant- the square one  with dancers alternating facing in and out to , then  half ladies chain and half Rights & lefts. 

3rd May 2022 

Lads & Lassies of Livermore    - features Advance & Retire, and 1s making an arch 

Trudy's Twirl   - created specially for us on the night featuring promenade, figure of 8 on the sides and time for a twirl at the end.

Ca' the Ewes tae the Knowes    - features casting, half figure of 8 across, and 2 couple Allemande and Rights & Lefts.  

The Sailor    - features double triangle position, Right Shoulder reel of 3 and Rights & Lefts.

Byron Strathspey    - features Petronella, Strathspey setting, Teapots Reels of 3 and 3 couple Allemande

Neil M Grant - features the Spoke, Half Diagonal Reels of 4 

Miss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

Craven Twelvesome    - the square one with a man with 2 women on each side features reel of 3 and half Right Hands Across for the men, ending with a large circle

 

26th April 2022 

Jig to the Music    - features Advance & Retire, a DoSiDo, turning ( each hand) and a circle at the end

Galloway House  - features  casting, a small circle and  Rights & Lefts at the end

Whistling Wind    - features  half diagonal reels of 4 and Double Triangles ( up and down rather than on the sides)

Postie's Jig   - the very jolly one with arches and turning corners. Introduces a the half figure of 8 and ends with half  Rights & Lefts

Neidpath Castle    - a beautiful slow, elegant  dance ( strathspey) with two-handed turns, a Grand Chain and half All Round Poussettes,

Castle of Mey    - features  Inveran Reels, double figures of 8 and quick time poussette

Fishermans Reel  - the square dance with a couple in the middle. Features teapots, and reels of 3