Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CURLEYWEE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 8 1s+2s set adv and 1M also 2L cross in front of other partner to Men facing up and Ls down, all set and 2M also 1L cross to right, all set and retire to opposite sides
9-16 1s lead up, cross to own sides and cast 1 place, 2s lead down, cross to own sides and cast up to 1st place
17-24 2s+1s cross RH and circle 4H round to left ½ way, 1s+2s cross LH and circle 4H round to right ½ way
25-32 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (1s crossing up to start)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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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.
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