Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alloway Kirk Rant

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Alloway Kirk Rant
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Burns Night In The Annapolis Valley:
4x32 bar reel
4-couple dance in longways set

  1-8   WHEELS: 1st with 2nd, and 3rd with 4th couples dance right hands across and back with the left hands;

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple lead down the middle and back;

17-20 1ST CAST: 1st couple cast off to the bottom (other couples step up on 19-20);

21-24 ALL TURN: partner with right hands;

25-32 CIRCLE: all circle and back.

Repeat with new top couple.

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The old Alloway Kirk is a ruin in Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland, celebrated as the scene of the witches' dance in the Tam O' Shanter - Poem by Robert Burns and site of the grave of Robert Burns's father.

She prophesied, that, late or soon,
Thou would be found deep drown'd in Doon;
Ot catch'd wi' warlocks in the mirk,
By Alloway's auld haunted kirk.

Tam O' Shanter Poem - Information Video

Alloway Kirk ruin in Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Old Alloway Kirk

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