Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Caldercruix

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CALDERCRUIX (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 3

1- 8 1s set and cross down RH, 1s cast RSh round 1st corners and ½ turn RH in centre
9-16 1s dance the Snake Pass:- 1s dance LH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), 1M followed by 2s also 1L by 3s cross diagonally passing RSh to change ends and loop round to right to end 312
17-24 3s+1s+2s circle 6H to Left, casting to left chase back to own sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s ½ turn LH and set (retaining hands), all cast to chase clockwise ½ way to end on own sides 213

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


Dance Information

Caldercruix is a semi rural village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The nearest major town is Airdrie 5 miles away and the village is about 17 miles east of Glasgow and 30 miles west of Edinburgh. The village is situated by the North Calder Water, Hillend reservoir, and takes its name from the bends or crooks (cruix) in the river.

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Caldercruix Hillend Reservoir


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