Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twine Weel The Plaiden

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Twine Weel the Plaiden
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 8: The Handy Dozen
3x32 bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   ADVANCE, RETIRE, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple advance, touch right hands, and retire (1 step each way), cast off one place (2nd couple step up on bars 3-4), and turn each other with both hands once round opening out to face up nearer hands joined;

  9-24 MAIRI'S WEDDING ½ HAND-IN-HAND REELS OF 3: 1st couple dance Hand-in-Hand Reels of 3 halfway with 2nd corners, 1st corners, 2nd corners, then 1st corners.
1st couple dance round each corner position in turn as in Mairi's Wedding except that they start around man's 2nd corner [2nd woman], then woman's 1st corner [2nd man], then woman's 2nd corner position [2nd woman], then man's 1st corner position [2nd man]: 1st couple change nearer hands as they pass behind each corner position;

25-32 TEAPOTS AND CAST: all dance 3 hands across on own side, then 1st followed by 3rd and 2nd couples, joining nearer hands as they meet, dance up the middle and all cast off ending in the order: 2nd, 3rd, 1st.


(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Information

'Twine Weel The Plaiden' is broad Scots for 'part the wool'.

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