Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glenfinnan Gathering

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLENFINNAN GATHERING (R3x32) Roy Clowes Green Lochan
This reel is danced with 3 Men and 6 Ladies arranged as 3 lines of 3 up and down room, Men in centre with Lady each side. All facing 2M in middle

1- 8 Centre Man sets with highland steps while others circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies on right (looking up the set) joining hands Adv+Ret while Men dance RSh round Ladies, repeat with Ladies on left dancing LSh
17-24 Top and bottom Men and middle Ladies petronella on 1 place and dance anticlockwise round centre Man back to places as centre Man sets bars 21-24
25-28 Top row change places RH with middle row while bottom row sets, new middle row changes places LH with bottom row as top row sets
29-30 New top row changes places RH with middle row while bottom row sets, new middle row changes places LH with bottom row as top row sets

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


Dance Information

Glenfinnan is a village in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland located at the northern end of Loch Shiel.

The Glenfinnan Monument situated at the head of Loch Shiel was erected in 1815 to mark the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard, at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

After Culloden, in his flight to evade government troops, Charles came to the same area again.

Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel Image
Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan


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