Airie Bennan

32 bar Jig

Figs. 1-2 for Airie Bennan


1-8 1st and 2nd couples - and 3rd and 4th, - taking hands at the sides set and dance right hands across half round, then set and dance left hands across back again. 1st - and 3rd - end in the middle facing down, with near hands joined.

9-12 lst couple - and 3rd - dance down for two steps. (see Fig. 1) and set to partners.

13-16 They dance up again and cast off round 2nd couple - or 4th - and go to face first corners (2nd - and 4th - move up on 15-16).

17-24 1st couple - and 3rd - set to first corners (see Fig.2) and turn then by the right hand, then to second corners and turn them by the right hand. They end taking partners by the left hand.

25-28 1st couple - and 3rd - turn partners by the left hand and cast off one place on the 'wrong' sides (4th couple - and 5th - move up on 27-28).

29-32 They turn partners by the right hand one and a half times back to own sides, 1st to 3rd place, 3rd to 5th place.

Repeat, with couples now in 1st and 3rd places beginning.

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Tune: Cock o' the North (played A B A B, where A and B are each 8 bars)

Copyright, 1966, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.2.