Dance for eight recorded from oral tradition in many parts of England and Scotland.
In the southern Lake District it featured in the repertoire of several dancing masters and was danced in shoes. The dance was perhaps used both as a performance piece for pupils to show off their expertise following a series of classes but also frequently as a social dance.
The format of the dance in this case is not a true reel where phases of stepping alternating with phases of running a figure, but rather a country dance.
The dance was taught by:
Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle.), Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mr and Mrs John Whittle on 4 January 1960,with Mr & Mrs Coward on 19/9/1962, with Roland Cowper on 6/1/1960 from correspondence between Miss L.A. Maddern and Tom Flett and an interview, August 1962, Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date) and Cissie Wilson on 7/1/1960