Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Finnan Haddies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FINNAN HADDIES (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4
2 chords - on 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, turn 2H and open out to 4H round to end 1s and 3s facing down and 2s and 4s facing up with nearer hands joined
9-16 1s and 4s Set+Link twice while 2s and 3s Set+Link "BtoB" twice:- 9-16 1s and 4s Set+Link twice while 2s and 3s Set+Link "BtoB" twice
' set, person on left moves forward and curves right to place left by partner who dances slightly forward and casts to place left by person behind. Repeat to end 13(2)(4) with 3s and 2s BtoB (3s facing up and 2s down)
17-20 3s and 2s in prom hold dance Corner Pass and Turn with 1L and 4L (3s pass 1L, 2s pass 4L, RSh, 1L+4L turn RH and return to places) 3s+2s dance ¾ RSh round each other to 3s in 2nd place Men's side facing up, 2s in 3rd place Ladies' side facing down still in promenade hold
21-24 2s and 3s dance Corner Pass and Turn with 1M and 4M. 3s+2s meet in middle, drop LH ready for...
25-32 3s+2s dance RH across ending 1(3)2(4). 3s and 2s cross RH and cast up/down to 1st/4th place. 31(4)(2)

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


Dance Information

Finnan Haddie is smoked haddock.

Its origin is the former fishing settlement of Findon (or Finnan) near Aberdeen, Scotland but found a new home on American shores in the colonies of New England.

Finnan haddie is often served poached in milk for breakfast.

Finnan Haddies Image
A Row Of Cottages In The Heughhead Hamlet Of Findon


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