Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Alltachruinn R4x32 4 couples (4C set) Fiona MacDonald Dances In Kintail

1- 4 1s and 2s Set, 1s cast to 2nd place, while 2s dance up and curve into 1st place
5 - 8 1s dance down bet 3s, cast up to 2nd place
9 - 12 1s turn RH (or birl) finishing in centre facing down on own side
13 - 16 1s dance down between 3s+4s, cast up to 3rd place (3s step up)
17 - 20 3s with 1s circle to left
21 - 24 1s with 4s circle to right
25 - 32 4s facing up retain nearer hands make arch, while 1s dance under and cast up 1 and turn RH (or birl) down to 4th place

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Fiona MacDonald)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This reel, Alltachruinn, is dedicated to the Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.

The name of this dance, Alltachruinn, (pronounced "aultachrine") refers to the burn, Alltachruinn, which tumbles off the most westerly of the Five Sisters of Kintail, Sgurr na Moraich, and flows down under the bridge, through the village and on to the shores of Loch Duich.

(Dance information from Dances In Kintail, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Fiona MacDonald)

Alltachruinn, Just As It Starts To Fall Rapidly To Loch Duich

Published in Dances In Kintail Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Fiona MacDonald.
Image copyright Fiona MacDonald, all rights reserved, 2022.

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