Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Trì Fichead

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TRI FICHEAD (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann And Ian Jamieson Glen Orrin Collection 1

1- 8 1s cross down to double triangle position and set, 1s cast up and cross RH to original places facing out
9-16 1s+3s dance Fig of 8 round 2s (1s casting to start)
17-24 1M followed by partner casts below 3s, crosses, casts up 1 place and crosses to own side to end in 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Information

"Trì fichead" means "Sixty" (literally "Three score") in Gaelic; it should be pronounced as "Tree feechsh~t" in English with stress on the first syllable of "fichead" and the following conventions:
  "ee" is as in "beet";
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound; and
  "chsh" represents the softer (but not longer) form of ch as in the German "ich".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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