Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cairnsmore Of Fleet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Cairnsmore Of Fleet
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 5:
3x32 bar Strathspey
3 couple Longways set

  1-8   TEAPOTS: Right hands across 2nd woman with 1st couple and 2nd man with 3rd couple, then switch ends for left hands across, and switch again to end 2nd woman facing 1st couple and 2nd man facing 3rd couple (1st and 3rd have nearer hands joined);

  9-24 CAIRN:

  9-12 2nd couple dance through the arch and cast to right ¼ way round the set AS 1st couple and 3rd couple make an arch and dance towards each other, then ¾ round opposite couple passing right shoulders to end facing out the side,

13-16 2nd couple dance through arch and turn each other ¾ with left hands, AS 1st and 3rd couples dance out the sides of the set, drop hands and chase to the left ¼ way round the set to top and bottom places (3rd couple at top and 1st couple at bottom);

17-20 2nd couple dance through the arch and cast to right ¼ way round the set AS 3rd and 1st couples make an arch and dance towards each other, then ¾ round opposite couple passing right shoulders to end facing out the opposite side,

21-24 2nd couple dance through arch and turn each other halfway with left hands staying in the middle facing down with nearer hands joined, AS 1st and 3rd couples dance out the sides of the set, drop hands and chase to the left ¼ way round the set to original places;

25-32 LOOP DOWN AND UP: 2nd and 1st couples dance between 3rd couple and cast up the side, then 1st and 3rd couples dance up between 2nd couple and cast down the side

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)



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