Tam O' Shanter (Keppie)
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
Tam o' Shanter
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Burns Night In The Annapolis Valley:
32 bar jig
Couple facing couple round the room, Join hands in circles of 4 people (2 couples) for a round-the-room dance, men in the inner circle, women in the outer circle. N.B. walking steps may be used throughout.
1-8 CIRCLE: all circle and back;
9-16 TURN AND DO-SI-DO: all turn partner with right hands, and then dance back-to-back with partner;
17-24 WHEELS: all dance right hand across and back with left hands;
25-32 CLAP AND PROGRESS: face opposite couple and clap for 4 bars (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap), then pass opposite person by the right shoulder to end facing next couple.
REPEAT with next couple.
(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
A Tam O'Shanter is the most common Scottish bonnet worn by men. It was named after the character Tam o' Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns.
The bonnet is made of wool with a toorie (pompon) in the centre, and the crown is about twice the diameter of the head.
Tam O'Shanter As Worn By The Royal Highland Fusiliers Battalion Of The Royal Regiment Of Scotland
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