Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Allt An Duin

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ALLT AN DUIN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast up to places
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides dancing down between 2s to start
17-24 1s dance down for 4 steps, set and dance up to 2nd place (in middle)
25-32 1M+2M+3M dance LH across while Ladies dance RH across, 1s dance to top and cast to 2nd place

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

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"Allt an Duin" is the Gaelic name, meaning "The Fort Stream", of a small tributary of the River Naver in a remote area of Sutherland, about 40 miles (70km) west of Thurso in the far north of Scotland. It should be pronounced as "Oult ~n Dooin" in English with stress on the first syllable of each word and with the following conventions:
  "Ou" is as in "loud";
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound;
  "oo" is as in "noon".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

Allt An Duin means the fort stream
Allt An Duin

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