Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Arkaig Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ARKAIG JIG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Jack Frodsham Silver Jubilee Miscellany

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance ½ Grand Chain (1s cross to start) and dance ½ reel of 3 on opposite sides (2s out and up to start) end 123 on opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance ½ Grand Chain (1s cross to start) from new pstns and dance ½ reel of 3 on own sides to end in original places
17-24 1s dance down centre and cast up round 3s and in to face 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners ending in 2nd place opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left ½ way to end on own sides

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


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Loch Arkaig is a loch in Lochaber, Scotland, west of the Great Glen. It is approximately 12 miles long and about 300 feet deep.
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Loch Arkaig


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