The Last of the Lairds

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Dance details

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Name: The Last of the Lairds Type: Jig Bars: 32
Set: 4 Couple longwise (3 couple dance) Devised by: Hugh A. Thurston
Published in: RSCDS Book 22

RSCDS Book 22 (pocket edition, No 5, page 12), 1984

Own music: Unknown Suggested music: N/A

Dance instructions

1 - 16 1s, 2 & 3s dance reels of 3 on the oppsite side then on own side. 1s begin by crossing down to the middle of the opposite side. As each dancer reaches the top position they cross down to the middle of the opposite side.
17 - 20 1s set, cross right hand & cast to 2nd place.
21 - 28 1s lead down between 3s, cast up round 3s, lead up between 2s and cast off into 2nd place.
29 - 32 2s, 1s & 3s turn partners right hand.

Notes

The version shown above follows the dance as published in RSCDS Book 22, the original version published in Dr. Thurstons' booklet has a different ending[1]

References

  1. RSCDS Book 22 (pocket edition, page 12)