Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fiddlehead

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FIDDLEHEAD (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Tom Winter Dunsmuir Dances

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, 1s+2s set 1M casts down 1 place as 2M casts up while 1L+2L turn RH to face partner in diagonal line
9-16 1s+2s dance diagonal reel of 4 with Ladies ending opposite partners
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s cross up RH, cast to 2nd place and turn RH

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


Dance Information

Fiddleheads or Fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern, harvested for use as a vegetable. The name comes from the curled scroll found on the end of a stringed instrument, such as a violin.
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