Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Road To Mallaig

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THE ROAD TO MALLAIG (S4x32) 4C set Jack Frodsham RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 Dancers in 2nd and 3rd places dance RH across, then top 3 Men and bottom 3 Ladies dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1M+2M also 3L+4L pass LSh to start)
9-16 Dancers in 2nd and 3rd places dance LH across, then top 3 Ladies also bottom 3 Men dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s+4s pass RSh to start). 3412
17-24 Couples in 2nd and 3rd places (4s+1s) dance ½ R&L while end couples chase clockwise ½ way, 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance ½ R&L to end in original places
25-32 All dance ½ RSh reels of 4 on sides, top 3 couples (4s+3s+2s) dance ½ reel of 3 on sides. 2341

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

Mallaig is linked to Fort William by the A830 road - the "Road to the Isles".

Road To Mallaig Image
Road To Mallaig - Final Approach
The B8008, formerly the main road makes its way steeply up-and-down into the village while the modern-day A830 takes a much more gentle route.


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