Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Land Of The Heather Hills

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LAND OF THE HEATHER HILLS (S4x32) 4C set Barry Priddey Capercallie Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set, 1L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 on Ladies' side round 2L+3M and end diagonally facing 2M (partner behind her) while 4L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 round 3L+2M and ends diagonally facing 3M (2s and 3s step up/down on bars 7-8)
9-16 1s+4s dance ½ diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s+4s pass LSh (½ turning other partner LH) and dance a ½ Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end passing LSh (½ turning other partner) and face 1st corners
17-24 1s+4s repeat above reels, pass LSh and ½ turn other partner to end singly on opposite sides (from which they started) order 2(1)4(3)
25-32 All dance ½ reels of 4 on sides, 1s+4s do not pass LSh but turn 2H to (3)(1)42, all set and cross RH

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


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Also see the dance My Heather Hills by Derek Haynes.
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