Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Celtic Rose

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CELTIC ROSE (S4x64) Sq.Set N and R Mitchell Thistle Dubh 2

1- 8 All with LH joined dance in and pass Lady over to left, dance out RH with new partner again crossing Lady to left, repeat to meet partner opposite original place
9-16 All circle 8H round and back
17-24 Men dance ½ LH across, dance round opposite Lady RSh, dance ½ LH across and dance round partner RSh back to place
25-32 Ladies dance ½ RH across, dance round opposite Man LSh, dance ½ RH across and dance round partner LSh back to place
33-40 All set to corner and change places RH, set to next person and Men dance clockwise round outside to original place while Ladies chase anticlockwise to original place
41-48 All dance Interlocking reels of 4 passing partner RSh
49-64 All dance full Schiehallion Reel

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

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