32-bar jig for couple facing couple around the room
Couples facing clockwise are 1C; couples facing anti-clockwise are 2C
|-4||Women dance around the opposite man by the right shoulder.|
|5-8||All birl /spin with opposite.|
|9-12||Men dance around their partner by the right shoulder.|
|13-16||All birl /spin with partner, ending facing partner, 1C with both hands joined.|
|17-18||1C slip clockwise while 2C slip anti-clockwise (1C go between 2C).|
|19-20||All set, 2C moving in to join both hands with partner, 1C moving away from partner.|
|21-22||1C slip anti-clockwise wile 2C slip clockwise (2C go between 1C).|
|23-24||All set, finishing nearer hands joined with partner.|
|25-28||All advance and retire.|
|29-32||All pass opposite by right shoulder, and the next person by the left shoulder to face a new couple (having passed two couples)|
Music: "Rosie Tickling Trout" by Sherry Wohlers Ladig (or other sprightly jig)
Devised July 2007 by Lara Friedman-Shedlov (ldfs [at] bigfoot.com) for Audrey McClellan's new book in her Scottish Island Novels series.
UPDATE: "set twice" on bars 19-20 and 23-24 corrected to "set".