Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Flower Of The Quern (Boyd)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FLOWER OF THE QUERN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Caidin' O't

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on sides and 1s turn 2s (1M+2L LH and 1L+2M RH) to form line of 4 across face down (1s in centre)
9-16 1s+2s dance down for 3 bars, dance up to 2nd place, 1s dance to top and cast on opposite sides as 2s follow dancing up to top and casting into 1st place
17-24 1s cross RH, cast down 1 place and dance up to top and cast into 1st place (2s step down)
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L and turn RH 1½ times. 24(1)(3)

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance The Flower O' The Quern (Drewry) by John Drewry.

Quern-stones are a pair of stone tools for hand grinding a wide variety of materials. It is believed that querns were introduced to Scotland around the time of the Roman invasion.

The Flower Of The Quern Stone
The Upper Stone Of A Scottish Hand Quern From Dalgarven Mill, North Ayrshire


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Text from this original Quern-Stone article on Wikipedia.
Additional search terms: Flour, Flower O' The Quern.

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