The Sunday Class
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2011 July 3rd
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Cambridge Scottish Society celebrated their Diamond Jubilee in 1996. Donald’s suggested music is “Peggy’s Love” as recorded on “The World of Scottish Dance” RSCDS-CD2, though he says: “The suggested music isn't specially inspiring, it needs a fairly forceful Strathspey with a lift to it, so choose something that goes. I originally wanted to use a tune called 'South of the Grampians', but I don't think it's the first tune on any record or CD.” Colin Dewar has recorded it as lead tune in an 8x32 strathspey in 'In Yonder Glen' on The Vallin Suite 4 (Track 9) (which is fairly unavailable) and Gordon Shand's Alltshellach has it as 2nd tune on the RSCDS Book 23 CD.
THE HONEYSUCKLE (& The Bindweed) 2 (S8x32)  Donald Wilson  Cambridge Diamond Jubilee  1- 8 1s+2s Adv+Ret 1 step, 1s cast 1 place as 2s dance in & up, 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners & turn corners RH into prom hold (corners on 1s right)  9-12 1s+2nd corners dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners (RSh to 3rd corner), while (on bar 11) 3rd corners turn LH in centre to dance out to 2nd corners (opposite sides) The dancing couple always start the reels by going out of the side of the set and they always have the corner they're with between them and the corner they're passing, and 1st lady is leading her corner - NOT the other way round, which can feel a bit odd. 13-16 1s turn LH to face 2nd corner (positions) & turn them RH into prom hold while original 2nd corner persons dance out to other corner on own sides After each 'reel figure', the corners who were with the 1st couple finish on their own side at the other end, and the corners who were by themselves finish on the other side at the same end, so they've gone ¼ round the set (clockwise in the Honeysuckle, anti- in the Bindweed!) 17-24 1s repeat with bars 9-16 with 'new' corners but 1s end turning LH to 2nd place own sides This means that after the second 'reel figure' the supporting couples are diagonally opposite where they started, and the dancing couple are in 2nd place on their own side 25-32 1s dance Diag R&L Note: 3rd, 5th, & 7th time through - bars 1- 4, with original 1s in 3rd place, all 4 couples Adv+Ret, then new 1s & original 1st couple both cast 1 place. The Bindweed (Optional) - 2nd time through read right for left & 1st corner for 2nd  corner & vice versa. Don't forget that it's 'Lefts and Rights' with the man going up and the lady down.
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