Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sound Of Iona

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SOUND OF IONA (M-(S32+R32)) Round The Room E Craig Perth Dance Book
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

Strathspey
1- 8 All set and circle 6H round to left ½ way, cross RH back to own sides
9-16 Centre dancers dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corner (pstn), pass RSh to dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corner (pstn)
17-24 Centre dancers dance ½ diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), pass RSh to ½ diagonal reel with 4th corner (pstns)
25-32 Centre dancers dance DoSiDo as corners change places RH on sides and set, both lines cross passing RSh and progress a 2nd time passing LSh
Repeat in Reel Time

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


Dance Information

In geography, a sound or seaway is a long, relatively wide body of water, larger than a strait or channel, forming an inlet or connecting two larger bodies of water, such as two seas, or a sea and a lake.
Sound Of Iona Image
Eilean Annraidh And The Northern Tip Of Iona
A narrow strait (Caolas Annraidh) separates Iona from its small outlier. The mountains of 'mainland' Mull are wreathed in cloud across the Sound of Iona.


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