Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Misty Isle In Summer

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MISTY ISLE IN SUMMER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 10 Social Dances

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 2 places as 2s+3s set and cross up 1 place, 2s cross and cast 2 places as 3s+1s set and cross up 1 place
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 3s+1s circle 4H round to right 1s end facing 1st corner pstns
17-24 1s set to 1st corner pstns, set to 2nd corner pstns, 1s turn right to face each other, set and petronella to 2nd places own sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance the Knot

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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The Isle of Skye is sometimes referred to as The Misty Isle. According to some authors, it was referred to in Norse as skuy (misty isle), skýey or skuyö (isle of cloud). It is not certain whether the Gaelic poetic name for the island, Eilean a' Cheò "isle of the mist" precedes or postdates the Norse name.
The Misty Isle Image
Mist Swirling Around The Storr On The Isle Of Skye


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