Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Queen Elizabeth Of Mey (Boswell)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH OF MEY (J4x40) 4C set Arthur C Boswell

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh to dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corner (pstn), 1s+4s dance double ½ Fig of 8 round 3s (1s cross down to start)
25-32 1s cross RH, cast up to top and 1s+2s dance ½ R&L
33-40 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L

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


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Also see the dance Queen Elizabeth Of Mey (Petyt) by Sue Petyt.

The Castle of Mey is in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland, about 6 miles west of John o' Groats.

Castle of Mey, Scotland
The Castle Of Mey From The West


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