Jennifer's Itchy Fingers

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Name: Jennifer's Itchy Fingers Type: Reel Bars: 32
Set: 4 couple longwise (3 couple dance) Devised by: Derek Haynes
Published in: The Sixth Carnforth collection of Scottish Country Dances
Own music: Itchy Fingers (Robert Mathieson) Suggested music:

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1s, 2s & 3s dance ½ mirror reels of 3
5 - 8 1s cross giving Right hands and cast up to 1st place (2s & 3s step down on bars 7 & 8)
9 - 12 1s, 2s & 3s dance ½ mirror reels of 3 (1s are on the opposite sides)
13 - 16 1s cross giving Right hands and cast up to 1st place (2s & 3s step down on bars 15 & 16)
17 - 24 1s & 3s dance double figure of eight
25 - 28 2s, followed by 1s dance down for two steps, drop hands and set to partners
29 - 32 1s, followed by 2s dance up for two steps. 1s cast into 2nd place.

Notes

"For Jennifer Wilson of Elgin, pianist and long time friend."[1]

References

  1. Note from the original dance instructions published in The Sixth Carnforth collection of Scottish Country Dances