Gerrards Cross Scottish Country Dancing Club

 

What we Danced Each Week

Click on the link to take you to the appropriate  entry in the Scottish Country Dance Dictionary. This will give you cribs in several formats: a summary in words, a more detailed description in words, and a diagrammatic description OR a video of the dance.

Use whichever suits you best.

If you would like help in interpreting the cribs please ask Rose, Suzanne or any experienced dancer to explain.

16th April

Miss Hadden’s reel 

Rose of the North

Tribute to the Borders

Triple Happiness

Bon Viveur –with a Men’s Chain AND our triumphant shiehallion reels!

Rothesay Rant

9th April

Bethankit

Gaelforce Wind – with a Men’s Chain

Paisley Weavers – with a Grand Chain and a Ladies’ Chain

Mrs Stewart’s Jig – also with a Grand Chain and a Ladies’ Chain

Flowers of Edinburgh – no chains but a poussette

Bon Viveur – with a Men’s Chain AND our triumphant shiehallion reels!

Neil M Grant – featuring the spoke

19th March

Fisherman’s Reel

Castle of Mey

College Hornpipe

Daffodil

Staircase in Styria

Jim’s Haberdashery

Dagmar’s Fancy

Father Connelley’s Jig 

12th March

Jessie’s Hornpipe

Happiness is Scottish Country Dancing – the one with Crown triangles

Byron Strathspey

Lady Sophia Lindsay – the tricky one where the  man follows the lady disguised as a page!

Salute to Ian Robertson

Ship in Full Sail

100 Years behind Us

Anniversary Reel.

5th March

Ayr Promenade

St Andrews Fair

Capital jig

Salute to Ian Robertson

Anniversary Reel

Robertson Rant – the square one with Highland Schottische

Father Connolly’s Jig – the really long, really tricky one!

26th February  – a certain amount of rehearsing for our up-coming demo 

Mairi’s Wedding

Shiftin’ Bobbins

Somerset Children’s Reel

Scott Meikle – with tandem reels

Jean Martin of Aberdeen – the one with the 2 couple bourrell

City of Belfast – the one with the espagnol

Macdonald of Keppoch – the square medley

Lady Sophia Lindsay – the tricky one where the  man follows the lady disguised as a page!

12th February

EH3 7AF

Triple Happiness  

Trip to Timber Ridge

Best Set in the Hall ( the pantomime dance -look behind you!)

Bea’s delight ( the balancing in line, one)

Father Connelly’s Jig – the really long, really tricky one!

Australian Ladies

5th February

Trip to Timber Ridge
Happiness is Scottish Country Dancing – the one with Crown triangles
Miss Gibson’s Strathspey
Pelorus Jack– the one with alternating tandem reels
The Bon Viveur – the one with Schiehallion reels
Salute to Ian Robertson
The Anniversary Reel
Scott Meikle 

 

8th January – these are all tea dance dances, so links appear in previous weeks.

St Andrew’s Fair

Rock and Wee pickle Tow

Sleepy Maggie

Montparnasse

John of Bon Accord

Peat Fire Flame

Macdonald of keppoch

Staircase in Styria

4th December

Sorry – no links this week – short of time, but they are mostly repeats from earlier in the term!

Flora’s Fancy

Best Set in the Hall

Macdonald of Keppoch

John of Bon Accord

Mairi’s wedding

Whistling wind

100 Years behind Us

Sleepy Maggie

Rev John MacFarlane

20th November

Fisherman’s Reel

Raven’s Dance

Whistling Wind – the one with crown triangles and diagonal rights and lefts

Swirling Snowthe one with the interlocking  allemande

 

Peat Fire Flame

 

Argyll Strathspey the tricky one so we can practise the tournee

 

Major Ian Stewart

 

13th November

Highland rambler – the one where we go down in 3s

Sleepy Maggie to wake us up!

From Scotia’s Shores we’re noo Awa – the one with the tournee

Peat Fire Flame

Staircase in Styria – (the jolly one inspired by the double spiral staircase in Graz)

Morrisons Measure

Duke of Perth

6th November 

Granville Market

Flora’s Fancy

Happiness is Scottish Dancing the one with Crown Triangles

  12  Coates Crescent 

The Roselath Cross

Swirling Snowthe one with the interlocking  allemande

John of Bon Accord – the tricky one !

16th October

Granville Market

Rothesay Rant

Swirling Snow – the one with the interlocking  allemande

Inchmickery – the symmetrical one with circles at each end

Happiness is Scottish Dancing – the one with Crown Triangles

Flora’s Fancy

Salute to Ian Robertson

Major Ian Stewart

9th October 2018

Oxo Reel

St Andrew’s Fair

Whistling Wind – the one with crown triangles and diagonal rights and lefts

Swirling Snow – the one with interlocking allemande

Highland rambler – the one where we go down in 3s

Sleepy Maggie – to wake us up!

Macdonald of Keppoch – the square medley

John of Bon Accord – the tricky one !

2nd October 2018

Ayr Promenade

White Cockade

Bill Clements MBE

Sandy O’er the Lea

From Scotia’s Shores we’re noo Awa – the one with the tournee

Peat Fire Flame

18th September 2018

Festive Interceltique – the warming -up one

Hooper’s jig – the one that starts with a clap

Wind on Loch Fyne – the triangular one

Inchmickery – the one with circles either end and the long corner turns

Marie’s wedding – the clover leaf one

Argyll Strathspey – the tricky one with the tournee

Sleepy Maggie

11th September  2018

Lady Catherine Bruce’s Reel

Summer on the Beach the one where one side sets and the other advances and then we reverse. We found it almost as hard as patting the head with one hand and rubbing the stomach with the other!)

The Rock and wee Pickle Tow (derived from an old song which describes a woman drop spinning, her frustrating problems with it and the inevitable loss of her temper. Rock is a distaff or spindle for spinning.
Pickle refers to a small quantity of something, a little. Tow is a small tuft, lock or bundle of fibre such as wool or flax, prepared for spinning by scotching).

Macdonald of Keppoch ( the square medley)

St Andrews Fair

Fidget ( to practise poussettes and double triangles)

Montparnasse (So elegant)

Staircase in Styria (needs no more introduction)

 

10th July 2018 – chosen by club members

Reel of the Royal Scots

Fireworks Reel – (the one with reels in all directions)

Robertson’s Rant –(the square set with highland schottische) 

The Happy Weasel – (the weasel burrows through the reel in the middle of the set and comes out either end  to go via the sidelines)

Rutland Reel – the one with ladies’ chain and men’s  chain

City of Belfast ( the elegant one with the Espagnol)

Staircase in Styria – (the jolly one inspired by the double spiral staircase in Graz)  

 

 

3rd July 2018 – chosen by club members

Australian Ladies

Waternish Tangle  (the one with the targe)

 Culla Bay – the delightful slow, square one

Ship in Full Sail – ( or known and loved by Roger and Jane as the Shipwreck!!)

Mary Erskine –

Deer Friends (the sliding doors one)

Best Set in the Hall (the Pantomime dance – Look behind you!)

Ramadan-ce  (the Turkish one)

26th June 2018

Rothesay Rant – (the square one)

The Morrison Measure

Peggy’s Strathspey – (the one we found really hard, 1s 2s and 3s all doing  different things, but the observers Letitia and Carlos thought looked beautiful! Includes the reverse Espagnol. Written for Margaret’s Mother)

Mary Erskine – ( the one we all especially enjoyed with great music).

John Cass –  (the one with tandem reels that we’re still not very good at , yet!)

Round Reel of 8  (the square one with 16 bars of rights and lefts)

City of Belfast – ( the elegant one with the Espagnol)

Fireworks Reel – (the one with reels in all directions)

19th June 2018

Granville Market

Starry-Eyed Lassie

Butterscotch and Honey ( the one where everyone casts up the sides back to the top and crosses)

Anderson’s Rant (the one with reels on the other side and then your own side)

Staircase in Styria

No dictionary entry, but inspired by a medieval double spiral staircase in Graz in Styria (Austria).

 

MacFarlane’s Fiddle ( the tricky one with very fast first few bars)

Catch the wind ( the one where the man follows the lady and catches her at the end)

Moray rant

Craven Twelvesome (the square set  with 3 dancers on each side)

12th June 2018

St Andrew’s Flag

Provost Wynd

Summer in Assynt (the one with the chain progression)

Inchmickery ( the one with circles at either end)

The Laird of Milton’s Daughter ( the one with the Corner chain)

The Piper & the Penguin ( the square one)

 

Gang the Same Gate

(Peggy’s Strathspey – the one we weren’t very good at!)

The Waternish Tangle (the one with the targe)

5th June 2018

The Findlay’s Jig
 Jubilee Jig
The Castle of Mey
 Robertson Rant (the square set with highland schottische) 
Jennifer’s Jig
Lady Sophia Lindsay ( the one with tandem reels)
Jean Martin of Aberdeen (the one with the 2 couple bourrell)
The Waternish Tangle (the one with the targe)

29th May 2018

Corn Rigs
 Staircase in Styria – the jolly one where the ladies lead , but I can’t find it in the dictionary
  Culla Bay– the square one
Flora’s Fancy – the one with a quick time poussette
  Crossing the Line – the one danced from alternate ends
  The Paisley Weavers – the one with the Grand and Ladies’ chains
  Black Mountain Reel

22nd May 2018

Wedding Walk 
Miss Hadden’s Reel
Miss Stewart’s Reel   
 Muse Cottage 
MacDonald of Keppoch  – the square set medley
Jessie’s Hornpipe – the one with the quick time poussette
Montparnasse  – the one with the slow diamond poussette
Flora’s Fancy 
Johnnie’s Welcome Hame 
 

15th May 2018

Ayr Promenade

Kendall’s Hornpipe (the one with the Ladies’ Chain)

College Hornpipe (the one with Hello-Goodbye Setting)

Indian River Strathspey  (the triangular  one)  

Neil M Grant (the one with the Spoke)

Whistling Wind (the one with double triangles and diagonal Rights and Lefts)

Alison Rose (the one with the men and women swapping  wheels)

Johnnie’s Welcome Hame (the one with the fast 3 couple rights and lefts)

 

8th May 2018

Galloping Carousel

Miss Hadden’s Reel

Miss Milligan’s Strathspey (the one with the Knot)

Provost Wynd

Baldovan Reel  (the one with Crown Triangles)

Clansmen (the one with the Targe)

Rose of the North (the one with the slow 3 couple rights and lefts) 

Johnnie’s Welcome Hame (the one with the fast 3 couple rights and lefts)

 

1st May 2018

EH3 7AF

St Andrew’s Fair

Bedrule

Berwick Johnny (the one with the very quick Corner/Partner/Corner/Partner)

Johnnie’s Welcome Hame (the one with 3 couple rights and lefts)

Argyll Strathspey (the one with the Tournee)

Welcome to Dufftown (the one with Crown triangles)

John Cass (the one with alternating tandem reels)