MacDonald of the Isles

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Dance details

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Name: MacDonald of the Isles Type: Strathspey Times & Bars: 8 X 32
Set: 4 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 3
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1966
Published in: Glendarroch S C D Sheet, 1966

The Second Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances, 1991

Music: "The Smith's a Gallant Fireman"

Dance instructions

1 - 8 2s dance a diagonal reel of 4 with their 1st corners. 2s finish by passing left shoulder to face their 2nd corners.
9 - 16 2s dance a diagonal reel of 4 with their 2nd corners. 2s finish in their original places.
17 - 24 All dance a snowball grand chain for 3 couples to finish 3, 2, 1.
25 - 28 3s & 2s dance ½ rights & lefts
29 - 32 3s dance ½ figures of eight around the end couples (Man up, Lady down).

Notes

References & Footnotes

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