Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Selkirk Settlers

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SELKIRK SETTLERS (R3x40) 3C set Margaret Zadworny Let's All Dance

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 3s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
17-24 All men cross and dance RSh round partner back to places, all Ladies repeat
25-32 2s dance Fig of 8 round 1s+3s (down between 3s to start)
33-40 1s dance down for 2 and back to top, 1s cast to bottom

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


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Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk (1771 — 1820) was a Scottish peer, born at Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He was noteworthy as a Scottish philanthropist who sponsored immigrant settlements in Canada at the Red River Colony.
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Landing Of The Selkirk Settlers, Red River, 1812


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