The Auld Red Cat
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C
Bars  
1-8 1C set and cast one place, 2C stepping up. 1W give RH to 1st corner to form a diagonal line nearer hands joined while 1M give RH to 1st corner to form a diagonal line nearer hands joined. 1C & 1st corners set (2nd corners setting behind them as well), then 1C and 1st corners set advancing, 1C passing LS, to meet 2nd corners to form a circle.
9-12 1C and corners circle once round and a bit, opening out to form facing lines, 1W and corners on the menís side, 1M and corners on the womenís side; 1C in the center with 1st corner RH and 2nd corner LH.
13-16 All set in lines, then set advancing to pass person opposite LS and dance out to sides of the set. End in the order 3, 1, 2 with 3C & 2C on opposite sides.
17-24 Six-bar right shoulder reels of three on the sides. 1C giving RS to 1st corners in diagonally opposite positions (1C turn to their right) to start. On the last two bars, 1C dance in the ends of the set (1W from top, 1M from bottom) and turn LH to face 1st corner positions.
25-32 1C dance a half diagonal reel of four with 1st corners, passing RS to face 2nd corner positions. 1C dance a half diagonal reel of four with 2nd corners, passing RS to 2nd place on own sides.
Repeat.
Suggested music is Anna Holdenís Strathspey from Dancing Fingers 3.
This dance honors my old red cat, Cinnamon, who will be 18 years old in August of this year and who has weathered a host of potentially lethal diseases and still survives. (Cinny lived to be 19 years and 3 months before succumbing to old age.)
  06/05