Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Smith At His Anvil

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SMITH AT HIS ANVIL (M-8x(S16+R24)) 2C (4C set) Iain Boyd Cairdin O't

Strathspey
1- 8 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, rotate and dance ½ LH across
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round and back

Reel
1- 8 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, set and ¾ turn partner RH to end in centre
9-16 2L+1M ¾ turn LH while partners chase ¼ round clockwise to form line of 4 across, change places RH with partner, 1L+2M ¾ turn LH while partners chase ¼ round clockwise to end in line of 4 in centre, 1s+2s ¾ turn in centre
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette

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


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A blacksmith creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal using tools to hammer, bend, and cut against an anvil.
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The Smith At His Anvil


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