Auchencairn

32 bar Reel

Definitions: "Petronella and set” means dance as in Bars 1-4 of Petronella.
" Petronella to the left means dance four pas de basque going diagonally forward to the left and turning three quarters round to the left with the second and third steps.

1-4 1st couple Petronella and set (2nd move up on 3-4).

5-8 1st couple turn by the left hand three-quarters round to original places and set.
2nd couple Petronella and set.

9-12 1st woman and 2nd man stand still. 1st man and 2nd woman change places: 2nd woman Petronellas and sets; while 1st man going in front of her, petronellas to the left.

13-16 The four dance right hands across once round.

17-20 The two men Petronella and set, while the two women, going inside them, Petronella to the left.

21-24 The four dance left hands across once round.

Figures for Auchencairn

25-32 1st woman dances counter-clockwise round the others to own side, 2nd place.
1st man Petronellas (25-26) and fol1ows his partner, ending in 2nd place, own side.
2nd woman stands, (25-26). Petronellas (27-28) and dances down, across and up to top place: own side.
2nd man stands (25-28), Petrone]las (29-30) and dances to top place, own side.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Suitable tune: Highland Laddie (Ashley Album, p.10)

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

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.12.