Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Da Tushker

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DA TUSHKER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson

1- 8 1s set, cross down to 2nd place, set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 3rd corners) and end giving RH
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to 2nd corner)
25-32 1s followed by 2s lead down between 3s, cast and lead up between 2s and cast to 2nd place
Second time through bars 31-32 1s cast to 4th place as 4s step up

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

Dance Information

A tushker is a type of spade used for digging peat.

It is similar to the Highland cas-chrom (bent foot) which is the most common variety of foot plough used for cultivation, in the north west of Scotland.

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