Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Black Craig Of Dee

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLACK CRAIG OF DEE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 8 1L followed by 1M casts and dances across to 2M place (1M to 2L place), 1M followed by 1L casts and dances across to 3M place (1L to 3L place)
9-16 1s+2s+3s chase anticlockwise all the way round back to place and 1s lead up to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn corners (2H) ending 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 All set and 1s ½ turn RH while 2s+3s set again, 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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

Dance Information

The Galloway hills are part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, and form the northern boundary of western Galloway. They lie within the bounds of Galloway Forest Park, an area of some 300 hundred square miles of largely uninhabited wild land, managed by the Forestry Commission. The unusual place names, reflect a mixture of the Old Norse and Scottish Gaelic languages and hint at the range of influences which have acted on society within the area over the centuries.

The Rhinns of Kells lye within the Galloway hills. The Rhinns of Kells is 15.5 kilometres as the crow flies from Black Craig at one end to Darrou at the other, and the ridge has a double curve on it making it somewhat longer than that. It tends to be a gently undulating ridge along its length.

Black Craig Of Dee Image
Cairnsmore Or Black Craig Of Dee From The Summit Of Benniguinea

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