Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Airdrie Lassies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AIRDRIE LASSIES (J4x48) 4C set RSCDS Book 26

1- 8 All Adv+Ret, cross over passing partners RSh, Men making the arches
9-16 Repeat bars 1- 8
17-32 1s and 4s turn R elbow grip ending in middle 1s facing down (L on M's right) and 4s up, 1s+4s dance R&L up/down dance and turn partners L elbow grip
33-40 1s+4s dance Ladies' Chain and end in original places
41-48 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast and 1s make an arch at bottom of set while others dance under arch to top

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This North Lanarkshire town sits approximately 400 ft (130 m) above sea level on an east-west ridge called The Hogs Back. In 1695 Airdrie became a market town via an Act of Parliament, holding a weekly market and four fairs per year. Railway links were established in the early nineteenth century, and in 1853 Aidrie became home to the first Public Library in Scotland. The town is about 12 miles (19 km) to the east of Glasgow.

Lassie in an informal name for a little lass, girl, young lady or young woman who is unmarried.



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