Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

McGregor's Leap

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MCGREGOR'S LEAP (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides all crossing at top to end on opposite sides. (1)(2)(3)
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance ½ Figs of 8 (1L round 2s and 1M round 3s)
17-24 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corner, 3s+1s+2s set and ½ turn RH
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Shortly before 1569 a member of the McGregor's clan made a daring leap across the river Lyon to save him from his pursuers, at a point which still bears the name McGregor's Leap.

Glen Lyon is a glen in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland with the river Lyon running along its length. Glen Lyon is notable for its mountain scenery and many archaeological sites and is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland runing for 34 miles from Loch Lyon in the west to the village of Fortingall in the east.

Above McGregor's Leap Image
A Short Way Upstream From MacGregor's Leap

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Text from this original Glen Lyon article on Wikipedia.
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