Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pigeon On The Gate

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PIGEON ON THE GATE (R4x32) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin 2

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place, while 2s+3s set and cross down/up to end pstns and face out, 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8
9-16 1s+4s dance RH across once round, set facing diagonally in and dance LH across ½ way to face corners (1M face 3L, 1L face 3M, 4M face 2L, 4L face 2M)
17-24 1s and 4s dance RSh round corner persons and LSh round next corner person clockwise (Figures of 8 round corners - 1M+3s, 1L+3M+2M, 4M+2L+3L, 4L+2s) Finish 2(4)(1)3
25-32 1s+4s dance LH across once round ending on opposite sides while 2s+3s set and cross RH, all set and cross back to own sides. 2413

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

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