Wee Cooper of Fife

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Message 33602 · 29 Jan 2003 15:55:16 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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To quote from the Book:

Bars 5-10
They set again, lead down, cross back and cast up around 2nd couple to
original places

29-30
Then 1st woman and 2nd man, retaining left hands, turn just over half round,
while 1st man casts off and 2nd woman casts up to prepare for a reel of four
across the dance (see Fig 1)

31-38
Reel of four: to begin, partners pass each other right shoulder (see Fig 2)

Fig 2 shows a reel of 4 being danced across in 1st place

Malcolm

Malcolm & Helen Brown
York - UK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wouter Joubert [mailto:XxxxxxX@XXXXXXX.XXX.XX]
> Sent: 29 January 2003 13:51
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> Subject: Wee Cooper of Fife
>
>
>
> One of our members asked me to teach "The Wee Cooper of Fife". I have
> found instructions on "minicrib" but would like clarification on two
> points:
>
> In bars 1-10, after setting and crossing Right Hand, the crib says 1st
> couple set again and cross below 2nd couple to cast up to original
> places. I assume 1st couple would cross down (no hands or left hands?)
> between 2nd couple and cast up, 1st lady round 2nd lady and 1st man
> round 2nd man?
>
> The second question is about bars 29-40. On bars 29-30, 1st lady and
> 2nd man continue turning left hands to face their partners. 1st man
> should be in 1st lady's place and 2nd lady should be in 2nd man's place.
> Does this mean the reel of 4 is danced diagonaly across between 1st
> lady's place and 2nd man's place, not straight across in 1st place?
>
> I think I am making the right deductions but as I have not danced this
> dance before, I would like to make sure before teaching it.
>
> Wouter Joubert
> Pretoria Suid-Afrika

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