Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dunnottar Castle (Drewry)

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DUNNOTTAR CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s turn 2H, cast 1 place and turn 2H to face 2L while 2M dances down and turns 3L 2H to end in 3rd place while 3M dances up behind 2M to turn 2L 2H
9-16 1s make an arch as 2L dances down to face partner, 1s+2s turn 2H and open out to face diagonally with Lady on Man's left, 2s make an arch and change places with 1s, 1s+2s turn 2H and open out to face 3M/3L diagonally with Lady on Man's right
17-24 2s make an arch and change places with 3M while 1s make an arch and change places with 3L, 2s turn 2H while 1s ½ turn 2H to face diagonally while 3s dance round each other LSh to end with 3L facing 2s and 3M facing 1s, 2s+3L also 1s+3M circle 3H round to left for 2 steps and 3s dance to 2nd place on own side while 2s end in centre in top place facing down and 1s in centre in 3rd place facing up
25-32 All set, circle 6H round to left and spiral out to place on last 2 bars to 231

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Dunnottar Castle (Ball) by M Ball.

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a precipitous rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about two miles (3 km) south of Stonehaven.

Its surviving buildings are largely of the 15th-16th centuries, but an important fortress certainly existed on this site from Dark Age times.

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Dunnottar Castle


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