The Trembling String


32-bar strathspey for two couples in a four-couple longwise set



Original Tune:  The Trembling String by John Turner © Fiddletree Music, 2014



Bars                                                        Description


1-4          1st and 2nd couples set on the sides, then with both hands turn partner once round, opening up to form a circle.


5-8          1st and 2nd couples dance four hands once round to the left.


9-16        1st and 2nd couples dance the espagnole.


17-20       2nd and 1st couples set and link.


21-24       1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across once round.


25-32       1st and 2nd couples dance the tourbillon.


               Repeat the dance having passed a couple.


Devised by Moira Turner, SCD-Richmond VA, IB & Carolinas Branch                   August, 2014


This dance was written as a signature dance for the Lighted Ha’ Ball held annually in the Apple Barn, Valle Crucis NC at the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling.


[Suggested Recording:  Mary Morrison]