Ross Meor ~ RSCDS

Ross Meor ~ Williams Ross Meor ~ RSCDS

Ross Meor ~ RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1735 in Caledonian Country Dances, 2d Edition, London. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1979 and published in RSCDS Book 29. It is S8×32 3C/4C, a proper Triple Minor dance. St32.

First published by Walsh in 1735, later by Johnson, and Wright in 1740, with more publications later.

Walsh writes:

Note: Each Strain twice.

The 1st. and 2d. Men lead thro' the two We. the We. lead thro' the Men and all turn S. the 1st. Cu. whole figure thro' the 2d. Cu. and sett and cast off cross over round 3d. Cu. Lead thro' the 3d. Cu. and thro' the 2d. Cu. right and left with the 3d. Cu.

The music is in cut time and consists of an 8 bar strain (repeated) and a 12 bar strain

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: cast, figure eight, double figure eight, rights and lefts (and probably others).

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