32 bar jig for 3 couples
Graded and Social Dances 2, devised by Roy Goldring
1 – 4 First couple dance in towards each other and cast off one place. Second couple step up on bars 3–4.
5 – 8 Second, first and third couples turn partners once round with right hands, to finish in the centre of the dance, facing up, ready for : -
9 – 16 Three couple promenade.
17 – 24 First couple dance a figure of eight on their own side. To begin, they pass the person on their right by the right shoulder.
25 – 28 Right hands across: first woman with second couple, first man with third couple.
29 – 32 Left hands across: first man with second couple, first woman with third couple.
Repeat having passed a couple.
Note: - On bar 28, first couple dance through second place on their own sides.
For Joan Smith.
Tune: - Any good jig
A 32 bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple set
Rose and Thistle Book, of dances devised by Wigan Thistle Society
1 – 4 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples turn partner by the right hand once round.
5 – 8 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples turn partner by the left hand once round.
9 – 12 1st couple set and cast off one place. (2nd couple step up bars 11 &12.)
13 – 16 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across.
17 – 20 1st couple set and cast off one place. (3rd couple step up bars 19 & 20.)
21 – 24 1st and 3rd couples dance left hands across.
25 – 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a grand chain. (1st couple face 3rd couple
and 2nd couple cross.)
Devised by – Lorna Grundy, Lisa Jones, Ailsa Longmuir, Rebecca Markey, Kathryn Parkinson, Katherine Small and Nicola Strachan, some of the Junior Members of the
Thistle Society, Wigan (1994)