Hebridean Blues

by  Graham and Kathy Thomson (2001)

Time 4/4. Tempo 30bpm. Commence facing LOD in Shadow Hold, LHs joined, RH around lady's waist, lady's R arm extended.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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FWork

Timing

WALKS - SIDE CLOSE - CHECK - ZIG ZAG - TURNING FOUR STEP
Man and lady on same foot for bars 1 to 7.

1 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
2 LF to side to centre, com to turn to R TH Q
RF closes to LF facing DW WF Q
LF fwd DW, Check H S
3 RF back DC against LOD, com to turn to L TH Q
  LF to side to centre, cont to turn to L TH Q
  RF fwd DC H S
4 LF fwd DC, com to turn to L TH Q
RF to side, cont to turn to L TH Q
LF back DW TH Q
RF closes to LF, face against LOD WF Q
WALK AND CHECK - TURNING BACK LOCK, STEP AND POINT -
STEP, BRUSH, SIDE CLOSE (LADY'S SOLO TURN TO RIGHT)
5 LF fwd against LOD turning R H S
  RF fwd to centre, Check H S
6 LF back DW, com to turn to R TH Q
  RF crosses in front of LF T Q
LF back, small step, cont to turn to R TH Q
RF closes to LF, face down LOD WF Q
7 LF fwd down LOD H S
  Point RF fwd down LOD T S
8 Releasing hold, RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R (Lady releasing hold, RF fwd down LOD turning strongly to R) HT Q
  LF closes to RF ww (Lady LF closes to RF, cont to turn to R) T Q
  LF to side along LOD pointing DW (Lady RF to side along LOD pointing DC) IET Q
  RF closes to LF facing DW adopting Ballroom Hold (Lady LF closes to RF facing DC adopting Ballroom Hold) WF Q
WALKS IN PP - NATURAL FALLAWAY AND BRUSH,
SWAY TO RIGHT AND RECOVER - CHANGE OF PLACE
9 LF to side in PP along LOD H S
RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, com to turn to R H S
10 LF to side, cont to turn to R TH Q
  RF to side and slightly back, cont to turn, releasing hold with man's RH TH Q
  LF back, backing DW, lady backing DC, cont to turn to R TH Q
  Adopting Double Hold, RF closes to LF ww, face centre and partner T Q
11 RF to side along LOD, sway and headline to R TH S
  LF to side against LOD, leaving RF extended TH S
12 Releasing man's LH and lady's RH hold, RF fwd to centre, com to turn to R raising man's RH, lady's LH HT Q
  LF to side, cont to turn to R, lady turning to L under raised joined hands TH Q
  Releasing man's RH, lady's LH hold, RF to side against LOD TH Q
  Adopting Double Hold, LF closes to RF ww, face DW in PP T Q
STEP AND POINTS - SOLO OUTWARD TURN -
CIRCLING ZIG ZAG - CHANGE OF PLACE
13 LF to side along LOD in PP H Q
  Point RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP T Q
  RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP H Q
  Point LF fwd in PP T Q
14 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L (Lady RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R) HT Q
RF to side along LOD pointing DW (Lady LF to side along LOD, cont to turn to R) TH Q
LF to side along LOD pointing DW (Lady RF to side along LOD) TH Q
RF closes to LF ww facing DW adopting RH to RH Handshake Hold (Lady LF closes to RF backing DW adopting RH to RH Handshake Hold) T Q
15 RF fwd DW com to turn to R (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD, com to turn to R) HT Q
Releasing hold, LF to side backing DW, cont to turn to R (Lady releasing hold, LF to side backing DC against LOD, cont to turn to R) TH Q
Adopting LH to LH hold, RF back DW against LOD, com to turn to L (Lady adopting LH to LH hold, RF back DC, com to turn to L) TH Q
Releasing hold, LF to side against LOD facing centre taking lady's LH and man's RH hold (Lady release hold, point LF to side along LOD facing wall taking man's RH in lady's LH hold) TH Q
16 RF fwd to centre, com to turn to R releasing hold (Lady LF fwd to wall, com to turn to L releasing hold) HT Q
LF to side to centre, cont to turn to R, end facing LOD (Lady RF to side to wall, face LOD) TH Q
RF back against LOD (Lady LF back against LOD) TH Q
LF closes to RF ww facing LOD adopting Shadow Hold (Lady RF closes to LF facing LOD adopting Shadow Hold) T Q