THE HARVEST-TIME JIG

Study Notes Copyright William Lynch 2007

FORMATION

Sets of three dancers face each other in pairs.

(X = gent O = lady)

O X O
O X O
O X O
O X O
O X O
O X O
SEQUENCE
1 Advance and retire: dancers take hands in their trios and advance and retire twice. 8 bars
2 Sidestep:each trio, hands still held, sidesteps to the R (2 bars) dances the Rise and Grind (2 bars), sidesteps back and ends with the Rise and Grind (4 bars). 8 bars
3 R and L hand star: facing trios take R hands in the centre and wheel clockwise for 4 bars, turn inwards, take L hands and wheel back to place. 8 bars
4 Sidestep:each trio, hands still held, sidesteps to the L and dances the Rise and Grind (4 bars), sidesteps back and ends with the Rise and Grind (4 bars). 8 bars
5 L and R hand star: facing trios take L hands in the centre and wheel anti-clockwise for 4 bars, turn inwards, take R hands and wheel back to place. 8 bars
6 Step and turn: the gent and his R hand partner, facing each other, dance the Sink and Grind twice on the R foot (4 bars) and the gent turns this lady R hand to end facing his L hand partner who turns to face him (4 bars).
Facing partners dance the Sink and Grind twice on the R foot, take L hands and turn so the gent finishes back in place (8 bars).
16 bars
7 Advance, retire and pass through: trios take hands, advance and retire, drop hands and pass through the facing trio, R to R to meet the next trio. 8 bars
The full sequence is repeated with this and each new trio in turn.
PUBLISHED SOURCE
"Ár Rinncidhe Foirne Thirty Popular Figure Dances Leabhar 1, 2, 3" page 24
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