Johnnie’s Welcome Hame
Book 32 – No. 1
40-bar reel for three couples in a four-couple longwise set
1 – 4 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set and, giving right hands, cross over.
5 – 8 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples repeat bars 1-4.
9 – 20 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance rights and lefts for three couples.
21 – 24 1st couple cast off one place to finish left hands joined in balance in line position with first corners. 2nd couple step up on bars 21-22.
25 – 32 1st couple with 2nd and 3rd couples dance the spoke.
33 – 36 1st couple dance half figures of eight, 1st woman round 2nd couple, passing 2nd man by the left to begin, and 1st man round third couple, passing 3rd woman by the left to begin.
37 – 40 1st couple, giving left hands, turn one and a half times.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
Devised by Neil M Grant, Forres, 1982.
Original tune: John Mortimer (Drummond Cook)
To mark John Mortimer’s visit to Forres after 16 years in New Zealand.
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9-20 The diagonal crossing in this figure is always from 1st woman’s to 3rd man’s position.
19-20 1st man does not dance a polite turn at end of bar 20, but phrases last LH pass to partner’s diagonal change, both to finish facing out for cast (bar 21). 3rd woman does make a polite turn.
25-32 1st cpl pas de basque on R foot, advance on L foot & so on until partner’s 2nd corner is reached, when they set (R & L) before moving into bar 33.
Sunrise on Dean’s Bay
32 bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple set
Craig Williams — July 2019
1 – 4 1st couple cross giving right hands and cast off one place. 2nd couple stepping up on bars 3 – 4.
5 – 8 1st couple, giving nearer hands, dance down between 3rd couple and cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides
9 – 12 1st & 2nd couples right hands across
13 – 16 1st & 3rd couples left hands across
17 – 24 1st, 2nd & 3rd couples half turn, set, pull back right shoulders and cast to opposite sides and cross giving right hands. 1st couple finish facing out
25 – 30 1st couple dance a reel of three on opposite sides, giving right shoulder to 1st corner to begin.
31 – 32 1st couple turn 3/4 by the right hand to finish in 2nd place on own sides