Dance for three, recorded from oral tradition in many parts of England, Scotland and Wales.
In the southern Lake District it featured in the repertoires of a number of dancing masters and was danced in shoes or clogs. The dance was 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 is a true reel, phases of stepping alternating with phases of running a figure.
The dance was taught by:
Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle.) and with Dorothy Chaplow (undated), a copy letter dated 10/2/1962, Mr and Mrs John Whittle on 4 January 1960, Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960, Mrs Frances Gray (undated), Mary Hawes (undated), Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Mr & Mrs Coward on 19/9/1962, with Cissie Wilson on 7/1/1960and by J.F. Flett with Florence Nixon, 2/12/1977.
In southern England the dance was known from oral tradition in Dorset where a partial notation was given by John Cook.
The dance was not so common in Scotland but is known to have been taught by:
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh