Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cairn Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CAIRN STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across opening out to circle 8H round ½ way ending 4321 on opposite sides
9-12 4L+3L also 2L+1L dance between partners, divide and dance back to end Ladies facing each other for reel of 4 on side (Mens)
13-16 Ladies dance ½ reel of 4
17-24 Men repeat bars 9-16 passing between Ladies who are not their partners
25-32 1s cross RH and cast to 4th place while 2s+3s+4s set and cross up RH, all turn 2H once round

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A cairn is a manmade pile of stones, often in a conical form. They are usually found in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops or near waterways.
Cairn Image
A Cairn Marking A Mountain Peak

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