Holyrood House

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Name: Holyrood House Type: Jig Bars: 48
Set: 4 Couple longwise (4 couple dance) Devised by: Members of the RSCDS Publications Committee, 1962[1]
Published in: RSCDS Book 22

RSCDS Book 22 (pocket edition, No 4, page 11), 1984

Own music: Unknown Suggested music: N/A

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1st lady cast behind ladies, round 4th lady and up to middle of set. Meanwhile 4th man cast up behind men, round 1st man and down to middle of set.
5 - 8 1st lady & 4th man ¾ turn right hand. Meanwhile 1st man cast behind men, round 4th mans place and up to middle of set and 4th lady cast up behind ladies, round 1st ladies place and down to middle of set.
9 - 12 1s & 4s dance ¼ 4 hands across (2 steps), drop hands and dance: 1s into 4th place & 4s into 1st place on own sides.
13 - 16 All turn partner right hand.
17 - 32 Repeat bars 1 - 16, 1st man & 4th lady begining (this should get everyone back into their original positions). Finish in the middle of the set in promenade hold with partner facing: 1s down, 2s up, 3s down, 4s up ready for a ½ reel of 4.
33 - 40 ½ reel of 4 finishing on own sides.
41 - 44 4s, 3s & 2s ½ reel of 3 on own sides. (the order should now be 2, 3, 4, 1)
45 - 48 All turn right hand.

Notes

  1. RSCDS Book 22, page 11