Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Highland Rambler

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


The Highland Rambler
Roy Goldring   Leeds Silver Jubilee
Reel   8 x 40 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s advance and cast to 2nd place;

  5-8   1s3s right hands across;

  9-12 2s1s left hands across;

13-16 1L, followed by 1M, cast up around 2L and dance down the centre line, finishing 2M1M2L 3M1L3L in lines across facing down;

17-24 2M1M2L 3M1L3L lead down and back;

25-28 1M, followed by 1L, cast around 2L and dance in to finish in 2nd place on own sides;

29-32 1s turn by the right;

33-40 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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