Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Quirang

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE QUIRANG (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 3

1- 8 1s and 3s set, ½ turn RH into prom hold and dance down crossing at bottom and 3s cast to top while 1s cast up to 3rd place
9-16 All dance Inter-linked Chain:-
' 9-12 3s+2s also 1s+4s Set+Link, 3M, 2L, 1M and 4L face out
' 13-14 2M+3L also 4M+3L turn ¾ RH end facing out while partners cast (all in starting places as bar 8)
' 15-16 2M+3L also 4M+1L cast 1 place while partners turn ¾ RH and stay facing out (all in progressed places as bar 12). 2341
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on sides and finish facing as at start of reels
25-32 2s+3s also 4s+1s turn 2H on sides, 2s+3s also 4s+1s circle 4H round to left ½ way, staying in middle and turn partners 2H, 2s+3s also 4s+1s circle 4H round to left ½ way. 2341

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

Dance Information

The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye.

The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips and the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving.

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