32-bar Strathspey for 4 couples in a 4-couple set
1-8 1C lead down the middle and up, the other three couples creating arches (virtual).
9-12 1C turn by the RH 1 ½ times moving down between the 2C so 1W faces 2M and 1M faces 2W
13-16 1C and 2C dance a half reel of four, 2C dancing up into first place at the end and 1C turning down by the RH to between 3C
17-20 1C & 3C repeat 13-16, 3C finishing on opp. side in 2nd place, 1C moving down to between 4C
21-24 1C & 4C repeat 13-16, 4C dancing up to 3rd place opposite side, 1C turning RH to finish on opposite side.
25-32 All four couples on opposite sides, join nearer hands on the side and advance and retire (one step each) twice, then turn partner w/both hands once and a half t finish on own side progressed.
Note: Bars 9 through 24 are the figure known as the "spurtle".
Tune: "Morlan Fancy" by Linda Lieberman
Devised by Linda Lieberman (lindasuzan [at] aol.com) assisted by the Monday night Scottish dancers at St. Luke's church, Des Moines, Iowa.This dance is dedicated to Paige Morlan and Jonathan Rothfus on the occasion of their marriage, Saturday, July 23, 2011. We wish them all the best as they start their new life together.