The Geud Man of Balangigh
modified for solo dance by Alan Rosenthal, 26 March 2020
(Note: I don’t think this works with a couple, just with one person. If you are two people, dance in two sets!)
You are the first woman.
1-2 Lead down to second place
3-4 Loop over your left shoulder three quarters, to face across the set
5-6 Cross the set
7-8 Loop over your left shoulder three quarters, to face up
1-4 Similarly, lead up to first place and loop left three quarters
5-8 Cross the set and loop left one half to face in
First corners (who aren’t you) set advancing, then turn single back to place
First couple (including you) do a right-shoulder walkaround (gypsy)
Second corners (including you) set advancing, then turn single back to place
Second couple (who aren’t you) do a right-shoulder walkaround
1-4 Circle halfway, then turn single left
5-8 Again circle halfway then turn single left.
The second time through the dance, for the ‘A’ parts start ACROSS the set, and loop over your RIGHT shoulder, to face down, and so on four times; unlike in the above, the fourth of these loops is also three quarters.
Alternate successive times through the dance.
[footnote] These two figures couldn’t happen simultaneously if the first man weren’t a ghost! Solo dancing has an advantage here.