Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Water Of Dryfe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WATER OF DRYFE (R5x32) 5C set K Crowe

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 (1s and 3s cross down to start)
9-16 1s and 3s lead down for 3 steps, turn RH cast up round 4s/5s to face 1st corners
17-24 1s and 3s set to and turn 1st corners 2H, set to and turn 2nd corners 2H
25-32 1s and 3s dance RH across (1M with 2s, 1L+3M with 4s and 3L with 5s), pass partner LSh to face own side (as double triangle), all set, 1s and 3s cast 1 place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Dryfe Water is a river in Scotland about 18 miles in length which flows into the River Annan near Lockerbie. It starts on the southern slopes of Loch Fell, near Moffat, and then flows along a narrow valley to the Annan.
Water Of Dryfe Image
Valley Of Dryfe Water


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