Ayrshire Lasses

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Dance details

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Name: Ayrshire Lasses Type: Strathspey Times & Bars: 5 X 32
Set: 5 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 5
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1]
Published in: The Fourth Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Music:


Dance instructions

1 - 8 1s & 3s cross right hand, cast off 1 place, cross left hand, ladies cast up 1 place while men cast off 1 place. 1st lady finishes facing 2nd man, 1st man & 3rd lady cross left shoulder to finish back to back facing 4s & 3rd man finishes facing 5th lady.
9 - 16 All dance reels across the dance: 1st lady & 2s dance a reel of 3, 1st man, 3rd lady & 4s dance a reel of 4 & 3rd man & 5s dance a reel of 3.
17 - 24 1s & 3s turn corner, partner, corner, partner into...
25 - 32 All dance right hand across once round: 1st lady & 2s dance 3 hands across, 1st man, 3rd lady & 4s dance 4 hands across & 3rd man & 5s dance 3 hands across.

1s & 3s turn partner left hand & cast off 1 place on own sides.

Notes

References

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published