Glencoe Weeps
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1C dance down the middle of the set with nearer hands joined for 4 bars. 1C turn BH 1/2 way, then dance back up to 2nd places on opposite sides; 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 2C & 1C dance ladies chain across and back; 1C end facing 1st corners.
17-24 1C dance hello-goodbye setting with corners. On bars 23-24, 1C petronella turn to 2nd place on own sides.
25-32 2C, 1C, & 3C take hands and set on the sides, then turn partners BH once round in 2 bars; 2C & 3C ending in own places on the sides, 1C ending in the center facing up. 1C dance up between 2C and cast down behind 2C to 2nd place on own sides.
Suggested music is Alltshellach from Cairngorms.
During my August 2001 trip to Scotland, our last stop was Glencoe. It was an on-and-off rainy day, but that made it all the better because water poured off the mountains of Glencoe, making lovely waterfalls and rapids. The name of this dance also reflects the legend of the massacre of Glencoe.