Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AUCHINDRAIN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Price

1- 8 1s set and cross down to 2nd place, 1s cast down behind 3s and dance up for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, 1s turn 2nd corners RH and pass RSh to 2nd place own sides facing out
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1M RSh to 2M and 1L RSh to 3L to start)

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

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Auchindrain (Scottish Gaelic: "Achadh an Droighinn") lies on the A83, six miles south of Inveraray in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

It is the only township to survive substantially unaltered from amongst the many hundreds that existed across the Scottish Highlands before the Highland Clearances of the late 18th and 19th centuries. The major feature of the museum is the 22 buildings and building-remains of the township.

Also within the 22 acres of museum grounds are other man-made structures in various condition of repair, including stone dykes, stackyards, stack bases, kailyards, middens, pathways, roads, a corn kiln and evidence of run rig farming methods.

The site is open to the public as the Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum between April and September each year.

Restored Cottages, Auchendrain, Argyll

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