The Marquis of Huntly's Farewell

32 bar Strathspey.

Throughout this dance whenever two dancers advance and retire they take right hands for an instant before parting.

1-4 1st woman and 3rd man advance and retire.

5-8 1st woman and 3rd man change places by crossing over and casting round 2nd person.
1st man and 3rd woman advance and retire.

9-12 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples face partners and advance and retire.

Figures for Marquis of Huntly's Farewell

13-16 1st and 3rd couples advance diagonally in and retire out to the position on their left.
2nd couple dance half round them counterclockwise. All end on 'wrong' sides in the order 1 2 3.

Figures for Marquis of Huntly's Farewell

17-18 2nd couple advance (one step) and retire (one step), the woman up the centre and the man down.
lst and 3rd couples dance round to the next position on their right.

19-20 1st and 3rd couples advance diagonally (one step) and retire diagonally (one step) to where they ended on bar 16.
2nd couple dance round them counter-clockwise to 2nd place, 'wrong' sides.

21-24 1st couple cross, giving right hands, and cast off into 3rd place.
2nd and 3rd couples turn by the right hand half round and dance up one place to own sides.

Figures for Marquis of Huntly's Farewell

25-26 1st and 3rd couples advance diagonally (one step) and retire (one step) to the next position on their left.

27-28 They repeat this.

29-30 1st and 3rd couples advance towards partners (one step) and retire (one step)

31-32 They advance, turn by the right hand half round and retire to own sides.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Tune: The Marquis of Huntly's Farewell, by William Marshall (Kerr's Coll. p.13).

Copyright, 1969, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.40.