The Clansman

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Dance details

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Name: The Clansman Type: Reel Bars: 32
Set: 4 Couple longwise (2 couple dance) Devised by: Derek Haynes
Published in: RSCDS Book 32 (Eight Modern Scottish Country Dances) Published year: 1984
Own music: Unknown Suggested music: N/A

Dance instructions

1 - 8 1s Cross right hand & cast off 1 place; 2s & 1s cross right hand & set.
9 - 16 1s & 2s dance rights & lefts finishing with men turning ladies into the centre of the set.
17 - 24 1s & 2s dance The Targe:
ladies dance a ¾ right hand turn while men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
1st man with 2nd lady & 2nd man with 1st lady dance a full left hand turn
ladies dance a further ¾ right hand turn while men dance a further ¼ way round anticlockwise
1st man with 2nd lady & 2nd man with 1st lady turn left hand to finish on the sides, 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25 - 28 2s & 1s set on sides, turn to face partners and set.
29 - 32 1s dance a ½ figure of eight around the 2s to finish in 2nd place on own sides.

Notes

The formation known as the Targe depicts the round shield that was used by Scottish Highlanders in the 17th & 18th Centurys. The formation takes its' name from this type of shield. More information on the Targe (shield) can be found on wikipedia[1].