Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

An Tigh Mòr

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AN TIGH MOR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John S Trew Martello Tower 5

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance LSh reels of 3 on own sides
25-32 1M followed by partner casts 1 place and 1M crosses to Ladies' side, 1s turn RH 1½ times to own sides

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

Dance Information

"An Tigh Mòr" is the old spelling of the more phonetically correct, "An Taigh Mòr", which in Gaelic means "The Great House" or "The Mansion".
It should be pronounced as "~n Tie Moer" with the following conventions:
  "ie" is pronounced as in "tie";
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound; and
  "oe" is pronounced as in "toe".
Note that it is only the spelling that has changed; the pronunciation of the old spelling was exactly the same as that of the modern form.
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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