Hi Kiwi!

32 bar Strathspey : 3 couples

Music : Hi Kiwi! - Fred Moyes

1-4 First couple, advancing, set to each other then dance down with nearer hands joined and cast up round second couple to own place. First, second and third couples join hands on the sides.

5-8 First, second and third couples advance for one step then dance common schottische, first to the left and then to the right. On the last bar of the phrase first couple turn away from each other towards the top to finish on own sides facing out, second couple retire to place and third couple turn away from each other towards the bottom to finish on own sides facing out. Figure 1.

Figures 1-3 Hi Kiwi

9-16 Reels of three on the sides - for entry see Figure 2. During the reels each couple join hands momentarily when they meet in the middle of the dance. First and second couples finish the reels ready to dance the Philabeg while third couple finish in place. Figure 3.

(17-24) First and second couples dance the Philabeg
17-18 They turn once round with both hands.
19 First couple dance diagonally down and out to the men's side, first woman starting with her left foot, while second couple dance diagonally up and out to the women's side, second man starting with his left foot.
20 Both couples turn three quarters round and finish ready to dance in on the other diagonal.
21 Both Couples dance diagonally into the middle, then
22-24 turn about three quarters round, release hands, and dance out in a curve to own side.

25-32 Second, first and third couples dance six hands round and back.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Devised by Bob Campbell, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Farewell, My Fancy

Devised December 1969 to welcome honeymooners Jennifer and Heinz Duewell to Canada. Jennifer is a New Zealander and the couple now reside in Australia.

The Macfarlanes' Strathspey describes the Philabeg in more detail.