Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ban Righ Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BAN RIGH STRATHSPEY (S4x40) Sq.Set John S Trew Martello Tower 3

1- 8 All face corners, set and turn 2H to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H end with Ladies facing out
9-24 All dance full Schiehallion Reel
25-32 All dance Grand Chain
33-40 Men Adv+Ret as Ladies cast and dance round clockwise to next Lady's place, Ladies Adv+Ret while Men cast clockwise to partners

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


Dance Information

The Gaelic, "Ban Righ", in this mixed English/Gaelic title means "Queen".
It should be pronounced as "Boun Ree" with the following conventions:
  "ou" is pronounced as in "loud"; and
  "ee" is pronounced as in "bee".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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