Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Doune Ferryman

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DOUNE FERRYMAN (J4x40) 4C set Barry Priddey Phantom Piper Set
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 4 All set then 1s and 4s ½ turn RH moving to centre into prom hold as 2s and 3s cast to ends
5- 8 1s and 4s in prom hold dance ½ reels of 3 across with 2s/3s (1s RSh to 2M, 4s RSh to 3M)
9-16 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way and ½ turn partner into prom hold, 4s and 1s prom hold ½ reels of 3 across with 2s/3s (4s RSh to 2M, 1s RSh to 3M)
17-24 4s+1s dance RH across ½ way and ½ turn partner into prom hold, 1s and 4s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (4s RSh to 2M, 1s RSh to 3M)
25-32 4s and 1s dance into ½ reels of 3 across (4s LSh to 3M, 1s LSh to 2M), 4s+1s dance ½ RH across and cross RH to end 31(4)(2)
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Doune (Gaelic: An Dùn, 'the fort') is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith.

To reach the castle from Doune, you need to cross the river Teith.

An old story says the king's tailor wanted to reach the castle but had no money for the ferry and so was refused access. To spite the ferryman the tailor built the bridge to put the ferryman out of work.

Doune Castle Image
Doune Castle Seen From The Arch Bridge Over The River Teith. The Town Of Doune Is To The Left


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