Baton Rouge Scottish Country Dance
    Baton Rouge Scottish Country Dancers
    Baton Rouge Scottish Country Dance

    Member-Devised Dances

    "Bulliondale"

    Devised by Tom Mungall, III

    8 x 32 Reel for three couples

    1-8 1st and 2nd couples dance 4 hands across and back

    9-16 1st couple cast

    1st time: three places to the bottom and lead to the top

    (While 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cpls take hands on the side and advance and retire)

    (Variation: 1st cpl cast two places while 2nd and 3rd cpls take hands on the side and advance & retire)

    17-24 1st woman and 2nd man turn with right hands (4 skip change of step).

    1st man and 2nd woman turn with right hands (4 skip change of step).

    24-32 1st couple, giving right hands, cross over, cast off one place (4 bars),

    1st couple turn giving left hands turn 1 ˝ times into second place own side (4 bars).

    (2nd couple step up on bars 26 & 27.)

    Repeat, having passed a couple.

    Note:

    On 2nd repeat 1st cpl cast two places

    while 2nd and 3rd cpls join hands on the side and advance and retire.

    Bulliondale is the ancestral home and lands of the Mungalls of Bulliondale.

    James Mungall who married Margaret Boyd on 25 May, 1633, purchased Bulliondale farm, which lay southwest of Avonbridge, Scotland, consisting of 100 acres in 1630.

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    "Ezekiel’s Wheel"

    Devised by James Mungall

    An 88 bar reel for a square set

    Bars:

    1-4: Women dance right hands across.

    5-8: Women hold in right hands across position while taking left hands with their partners and balance in line (2 bars), then turn partners by the left (2 bars), putting men into right hands across position.

    9-12: Men dance right hands across.

    13-16: Men hold in right hands across position while taking left hands with their partners and balance in line (2 bars), then turn partners by the left (2 bars), putting women into center facing partners.

    17-32: Double Celtic Reel

    33-48: Dance straight into Sheihallion Reels

    49-56: 1st and 3rd couples take partner with both hands and slip step to the opposing position (passing on the right—men should take a step forward and women a step back before slipping to opposing sides) (2 bars), turn partner once round with both hands (2 bars), slip back to original position (2 bars) turning again with both hands once around and to place (2 bars).

    57-64: 2nd and 4th couples dance bars 49-56

    65-80: Grand Chain, on bars 71 and 72 set to partner (half way around) and on bars 79 and 80 again set to partner.

    81-88: Eight hands around and back.

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    “The Irish Bride”

    8x32 Strathspey for three couples (4) in a longwise set

    Devised by: James Mungall

    Bars:

    1-2: 1st couple turn by the right

    3-4: Cast behind own lines into 2nd place (2’s step up)

    5-6: 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s take hands along sides and set.

    7-8: All turn partner by the right finishing in Allemande hold 1’s and 3’s facing up the set, 2’s facing down the set in a line ready to reel.

    9-16: Left shoulder reel of three (in 6 bars) on bars 7 and 8 each couple retires from Allemande hold and back to proper side.

    17-24: 1st woman dances down the set by herself; meanwhile 2nd couple casts from first place behind own line and meet 1st woman at the bottom of the set, 1st man step up (4 bars); the 1st woman and 2nd couple “triumph” back to the top of the set. 2’s present 1st woman to 1st man (4 bars).

    25-32: 1st couple turns both hands twice around in four bars. Then, 1st and 2nd couples take waltz hold and dance a strathspey pousette (4 bars).

    1st couple repeats having progressed a place.

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    “Powdered Sugar”

    An 8x32 Scottish reel for a 3 couples (4)

    Dedicated to Susie Poskonka on the event of her birthday in 2010.

    Bars 1-8:

    1st couple cast off, (2nd couple step up), dance half figure eight around 2nd couple into 2nd position on wrong sides, and set. (On second pas de basque turn to face first corner).

    Bars 9-16:

    1st couple turn first corners by the right (2 bars) then turn each other by the left (2 bars) end facing 1st corners again.

    Dance half diagonal reel of four with first corners, ending the figure facing second corners (4 bars).

    Bars 17-24:

    (Repeat figure with second corners)

    Bars 25-32:

    Meeting in the middle of the set, 1st couple turns by the right (4 bars) then turns by the left (4 bars).

    -Meanwhile-

    Corners set across the set (2 bars) and cross by the right (2 bars), then set up or down the set (2 bars) and cross by the left into progressed places (2 bars).

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