Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ban Righ Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BAN RIGH STRATHSPEY (S4x40) Sq.Set John S Trew Martello Tower 3

1- 8 All face corners, set and turn 2H to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H end with Ladies facing out
9-24 All dance full Schiehallion Reel
25-32 All dance Grand Chain
33-40 Men advance and retire as Ladies cast and dance round clockwise to next Lady's place, Ladies advance and retire while Men cast clockwise to partners

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

Dance Information

The Gaelic, "Ban Righ", in this mixed English/Gaelic title means "Queen".
"Ban Righ" should be pronounced as "Boun Ree" with the following conventions:
  "ou" is pronounced as in "loud"; and
  "ee" is pronounced as in "bee".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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