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Taught/practised on: 2012 October 28 th
FERLA MOR  (R8x32)  John Drewry  Deeside Book 1  1- 8 1s set, ½ turn RH to 2 nd  place opposite sides, set & turn RH to end 1L facing her 1 st  corner with partner behind her  9-16 1s dance RSh Tandem reel of 3 with 1 st  corners and end facing Ladies 2 nd  corner 17-24 Repeat with 2 nd  corners, 1s end by turning LH to face own 1 st  corners 25-32 1s turn 1 st  corners RH, pass RSh to turn 2 nd  corners RH & cross RSh to places
The Ferla Mor (a corruption of the Gaelic “Am Fear Liath Mor”), or the Big Grey Man, is reputed to haunt the upper part of Ben Macdhui. Travellers usually encounter him when alone and in misty conditions - they become aware of his presence by a feeling that someone is following them. In this dance, the first man becomes the Ferla Mor as he follows his partner during the reels in bars 9-24. The recommended tune is Angus Fitchet’s “Lochiel House”. Mara Shea & Dave Wiesler have made the only recording with this as the lead tune in an 8x32 bar reel. It is 3 rd  tune in Bobby Brown’s recording of The Black Dance.