Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ferla Mor

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FERLA MOR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Deeside Book 1

1- 8 1s set, ½ turn RH to 2nd place opposite sides, set and turn RH to end 1L facing her 1st corner with partner behind her
9-16 1s dance RSh Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners end facing Lady's 2nd corner
17-24 Repeat with 2nd corners 1s end by turning LH to face own 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh to turn 2nd corners RH and cross RSh to places

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

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Ferla Mor is an anglicization of the Gaelic, "Am Fear Liath Mòr", which means "The Big Grey Man", the name given to a presence or creature which is said to haunt the summit and passes of Ben MacDui, the highest peak of the Cairngorms and the second highest peak in Scotland. "Am Fear Liath Mòr" should be pronounced as "~m Fe~r Lee~ Moer" in English with the following conventions:
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound;
  "ee" is as in "beet"; and
  "oe" is as in "toe".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.
Ferla Mor Ben MacDhui Image
Ben MacDui

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