The fact that the "Waves of Tory" is a popular Irish
tune and dances were named after their tunes makes it
logical that any set of figures danced to it would
acquire its name.
Since pre-RSCDS (c1945) there was no border between
English and Scottish country dances, many tune-figure
combinations were common in England, Scotland, and
Ireland, "Waves of Tory" being one of them.
Not many were aware that the early RSCDS connection
with Patterson Publishers, was not unique. In the
same format to our Book I, is a Book I of Irish
Country Dances published by Patterson. I am not aware
that the Irish series went beyond Book II.
Just because there is something called Scottish
Country Dancing since 1945, does not mean that the
term before that time refers to anything more than a
Scottish tune to which country dancing was done, with
dance and figures common throughtout the British