Festival 2020

On this page you will find details of the adult mass dances, the demonstration and  the highland dances, plus the junior programme for the afternoon  (including cribs and diagrams).

In the afternoon (1.30 – 5.00), the adult massed dancing will be interspersed with children’s dances, demonstration dances and highland dances. Full details of how it all fits together will be published below in the run up to the Festival.

Massed dancing

1 Round Reel of Eight
(Adults and Children)
R -1x88R Sq RSCDS Book 27 square set
2 The Flitting of Lorn R 4×32 Alexander Book 8 (Attwood) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
“Deer” Friends S 3×32 The Saint Martin Collection Vol 1 (Anderson) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
3 Macleod’s Fancy J 4×32 RSCDS Book 33 (Drewry) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
Barbara’s Strathspey S 3×32 RSCDS Book 46  (McKinnell) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
4 The Chequered Court J 4×32 RSCDS Book 42 (Brown) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
The Daffodil S 3×32 (1s and 3s start) Greenburn Book 3 (Drewry) 2 couples in a 4 couple set
5 Miller’s Crossing J 4×32 Devil’s Quandary Book 2 (McMurtry) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
The Belle of Bon Accord S 4×32 Deeside Book 2 (Drewry) 4 couples in a 4 couple set
6 The Duchess Tree S 3×32 Brodie Book (Drewry) 3 couples in a 4 couple set
Highland Rambler
(danced with the children)
R 8×40 RSCDS Thirty Popular Dances Vol 2 3 couples in a 4 couple set
7 The Dashing White Sergeant
(with the children)
R5x32 RSCDS Book 3

Group demonstration dances

A Findhorn in Flood R 4×48 John Drewry Canadian Book 4C/4C longwise set
(3C &4C start on opposite sides)
B The Tey Medley S1x64 + R1x64 Pauline Taylor, Imperial Book 4  4C/4C Square set
C Brighouse Bay  J  4×48  Alasdair Brown, The Dalnair Collection  4C/4C Square set
D Gillian and Joe Wheadon  S 4×32 Rod Downey, The Golden Bear Collection 4C/4C longwise set

Highland dances (For Adults and Juniors, danced together)

Strathspey and Highland Reel S32+R32 danced to pipes
The Shepherd’s Crook S1x72 danced to the band
Blue Bonnets (Mrs West Version) (6 steps) + 8 bar p-d-b finish danced to pipes
The Highland Fling (4 steps) danced to pipes

Junior dances

Click here for printable cribs and diagrams. Click here for cribs, diagrams and videos.

1 5×32 Jig (1&3 start)
Another Newcastle Collection
4×32 Reel RSCDS Book 51
2 5×32 Reel RSCDS Book 1
The Goat Fell Gallop 4×32 Jig
Roy Golding, Graded and Social Dances 2
3 4×32 Jig RSCDS 5 Scotish Country Dances 1982
Pluto’s Head 5×32 Reel (1&3 start) RSCDS Book 51
4 4×32 Jig RSCDS Book 51
4x 32 Jig
Hugh Thurston, 12 New SCDs (1946-1957),
RSCDS Medal Tests
WITH ADULTS
5 8×40 Reel

RSCDS Thirty Popular Dances, Volume Two

6 The Dashing White Sergeant 5×32 Reel RSCDS Book 3

Evening dance (7.00 – 10.30)

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1 Hooper’s Jig (J8x32) MMM
2 Trip to Timber Ridge (R8x32) Henderson: RSCDS 52
3 The Duchess Tree (S8x32) Drewry: Brodie Bk
4 Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder (J128) Hamilton: Edinburgh 90
5 Swiss Lassie (R8x32) Betsche: RSCDS 39
6 City of Belfast (S3x32) Mulholland: RSCDS 48
7 John of Bon Accord (R8x32) Goldring: RSCDS 33
8 1314 (Thirteen-Fourteen) (M128) Drewry: Rondel
INTERVAL
9 EH3 7AF (J8x32) Goldring: RSCDS 40
10 Bratach Bana (R8x32) Drewry: Bon Accord
11 Miss Ogilvie’s Fancy (S8x32) Campbell: RSCDS 20
12 Major Ian Stewart (J8x32) Drewry: RSCDS 35
13 The Black Mountain Reel (R5x32) Haynes: Carnforth 3
14 Chasing the Eclipse (S3x32) Gallamore: Highland Road
15 Rodney’s Rant (J8x32) Dix: QE Diamond Jubilee
16 The Deil amang the Tailors (R8x32) RSCDS 14
EXTRAS
Scott Meikle (R4x32) McLean: RSCDS XLVI
Miss Eleanor (S3x32) Dix: RSCDS XLIX
Farewell to Balfour Road (J5x32) Buxton: RSCDS 52