64-bar Jig for 4 couples in a 4-couple set.
1-8 1st and 2nd couple circle four hands round and back.
9-16 1st couple with 2nd couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on opposite sides of set.
17-24 1st couple with 2nd couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on own sides.
25-26 1st couple set advancing to meet in the middle with nearer hands joined facing down.
27-30 1st couple dance down to 4th place, 2nd, 3rd couple and 4th couples join hands and step up on bars 27-28.
31-32 1st couple set.
33-36 1st woman dances right hands across with 4th and 3rd woman while 1st man dances left hands across with 4th and 3rd man, 1st couple ends in 4th place.
37-40 1st couple set twice.
41-48 1st couple with 4th couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on opposite sides of set.
49-56 1st couple with 4th couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on own sides.
57-64 4th and 1st couple circle four hands round and back.
Devised by Heather McBurnie and Andrew Hodgson (andrew [at] hodgson.za.net), Cape Town, July 2008 in honour of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday. First danced on Saturday 18th July 2009, the inaugural Mandela day. You can learn more about Mandela day by visiting http://mandeladay.com
Suggested tune: Willie's Ga'en A-coortin
Suitable CD recording: Peggy's Wedding, Twelve Modern Scottish Country Dances from Book 22 by David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band.