Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Willie With His Tartan Trews

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WILLIE WITH HIS TARTAN TREWS (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Rutherford RSCDS Book 14

1- 8 1s dance RSh parallel reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2s)
9-16 1s dance RSh parallel reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
17-24 1s lead down and cross over below 2s and cast down behind 3s, lead back to top and cast to 2nd place on opposite sides to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners (1s end on sides in 2nd place opposite sides)
33-40 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1½ times

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Trews is the origin of the word trousers.
Trews (Truis or Truibhas) are men's clothing for the legs and lower abdomen, a traditional form of Irish and Scottish apparel.
Willie With His Tartan Trews Image
Highland Dancer Wearing Trews

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