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Suggested Recordings:ĎReel of Stumpieí


8 x 32R for 3 couples in a 4C set††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† devised by Moira Turner


1-4†††††††††† 1st man dances round his partner passing right shoulder to finish in the middle of the set facing her.

5-8                     1st man sets advancing into 1st womanís place then casts off two places


1st woman casts to below 3rd woman then crosses to 3rd manís place as 2nd and 3rd couples step up.

9-16†††††††† 1st man casts up the womenís sideline one place, sets, crosses to 2nd manís place and casts off to 3rd place

†††††††††††††† WHILE

†††††††††††††† 1st woman dances three right hands across halfway with 3rd couple finishing in front of her partner in 2nd womanís place (2 bars) (3rd couple finish in original place on opposite sides), three left hands across with 2nd couple finishing in 2nd womanís place (4 bars) and three right hands across halfway with 3rd couple finishing in front of partner in 3rd manís place (3rd couple finish in 2nd place own side).

17-24†††††† 2nd and 3rd couples and 1st woman dance five hands round to the left - on bars 19 and 20, 1st woman sets advancing into the centre of the circle, which closes round her; 2nd and 3rd couples dance four hands back to the right to place as 1st woman sets on the spot on bars 21 and 22, turning to keep her back to partner, then dances to 3rd womanís place on bars 23 and 24 and remains facing out

†††††††††††††† WHILE

†††††††††††††† 1st man dances once round the outside of the circle anti-clockwise.

25-28†††††† 1st woman casts up one place and crosses to 2nd manís place as 3rd couple step down


†††††††††††††† 1st man follows his partner, crossing the set then casting up to 2nd womanís place.

28-32†††††† 1st couple turn by the left hand one and a half times.


Repeat the dance having passed a couple.


Note:The path of 1st man in this dance may be easier to remember if you think of his movements as a constant attempt to predict, preempt and obstruct his partnerís point of arrival.

†††††††††† July, 2005