By Special Request
by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Strathspey for 4C
(Set Dance)
1-8 1C cross down to 2nd place, 2C stepping up immediately; 1C then cast behind 3C, cross RH below 3C and cast up to 2nd place on own sides.
9-16 2C & 1C and 3C & 4C set on the sides, turn partner BH once round, opening into 4 hands once round to the left, ending with 1C & 4C facing up on own sides and 2C & 3C facing down on own sides.
17-24 Mirror reels of 4 on the sides of the dance, beginning with 1C & 4C dancing up the middle, 2C & 3C dancing out and down; partners touch hands as they meet.
25-32 1C & 3C dance RH across way; 1C & 4C dance LH across way; 3C & 4C cross RH with partners to own sides; all set on the sides. End 2, 3, 4, 1.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is Seann Truibhas Willichan from Scottish Dance Favorites, Vol. 2 (RSCDS CD-4). An alternate is 4X32 Strathspey Airs from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.
I wrote The Tom Senior Reel because Tom wanted a dance with mirror reels of four. When we danced it, he asked if I would write a strathspey with mirror reels of four, so the dancers had time to enjoy the reels.