The Eight of Diamonds

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Dance details

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Name: The Eight of Diamonds Type: Reel Bars: 32
Set: Special set for 8 dancers Devised by: Derek Haynes
Published in: The Fifth Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Own music: The Cambridge Hornpipe Suggested music:

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1, 2 & 5 also 7, 3 & 8 dance 3 hands across Right hand
5 - 8 3, 4 & 5 also 2, 6 & 8 dance 3 hands across Left hand
9 - 16 1, 5 & 3 also 7, 8 & 2 dance diagonal Right shoulder reels of 3
17 - 24 4, 5 & 2 also 6, 8 & 3 dance diagonal Left shoulder reels of 3
25 - 26 1 & 5 also 7 & 8 change places, passing each other with the Right shoulder
27 - 28 1 & 4 also 6 & 7 change places, passing each other with the Right shoulder
29 - 30 3 & 4 also 2 & 6 change places, passing each other with the Right shoulder
31 - 32 2 & 4 also 3 & 6 change places, passing each other with the Right shoulder

Notes

This dance is danced in a special set resembling the pips on an eight of diamonds playing card. Please follow this link to see a diagram of the layout.

The progression in this dance takes place from bar 25 onwards and is similar to Domino Five.