Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Auld Kirk

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE AULD KIRK (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 89

1- 8 1s and 3s cast down 1 place and turn in to join nearer hands facing up while 2s and 4s ½ turn LH moving up 1 place and face down with nearer hands joined, 2s+1s and 4s+3s set, dance RH across once round ending with Ladies turning to prom hold with other Man facing out
9-16 All dance out to sides and down, on reaching 4th place turn and dance up the middle to top and cast Men to original places but Ladies to end 2143
17-24 All dance modified Espagnole:
 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross (Ladies dance across passing between Men)
 1s+2s and 3s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) and Men change places RH to face partner
 2s and 4s turn partner RH as 1s and 3s turn partner LH
25-32 1s+4s set and link and circle 4H round to left. 2413

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

Dance Information

"The Auld Kirk" is Scots for "the old church".

the old church, auld Kirk
The Auld Kirk Halkirk, Caithness

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