32 bar Strathspey

Fig.1 for Lochskerrow Fig.2 for Lochskerrow


1-4 1st couple – and 3rd – set to partners, turn them with both hands and open out to face the couple below, who face up.

5-8 1st couple set to 2nd - and 3rd to 4th - and turn opposites with both hands half round to change places.

9-12 All five couples turn partners by the right hand once round back to the sidelines.

13-16 All turn partners by the left hand: 1st and 3rd turn for two bars and cast off one place, own sides, while the others turn for four bars, 4th and 5th couples dancing up one place (see Fig.1 for 15-16)

17-20 1st and 4th couples – and 3rd and 5th – set and dance right hands across half round.

21-24 1st and 2nd couples – and 3rd and 4th – set and dance left hands across half round.

25-32 All dance eight stops of a Grand Chain, one step to each hand: to begin, 1st couple face across, 2nd and 4th down, 3rd and 5th up (see Fig. 2). They end on own sides in the order 2 4 1 5 3.

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

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Tune: Sheriff Muir (also known as Kafoozalum), played A A B B A A B B, where A and B are each 4 bars.

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

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.2.