Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Quaich

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE QUAICH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, petronella turn, set and petronella turn to opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s+2s set facing on sides and turn (Ladies LH and Men RH)
17-24 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s
25-32 1s+2s dance the Rondel

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

A Quaich, archaically Quaigh, is a special kind of traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup or bowl symbolising friendship in Scotland.

It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.

Quaich Image
The Quaich


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