Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Banks O'Doon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BANKS O'DOON (S80) Sq.Set D Currie

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All change place RH with partner and full turn LH next person, change places RH with partners and turn corners LH
17-24 1M+3L dance Fig of 8 round 2s while 1L+3M dance Fig of 8 round 4s
25-32 2L+4M dance Fig of 8 round 1s while 2M+4L dance Fig of 8 round 3s
33-40 1s+3s dance ½ R&L and all dance Grand Chain (starting RH with corner-2 bars/hand)
41-48 2s+4s repeat bars 33-40 to all end in original places
49-56 All Ladies dance RH across, LSh round partner and LH across back to places
57-64 All Men dance LH across, RSh round partner and RH across back to places
65-80 All in circle Adv&Ret for 1 step, Ladies dance in front Man on right to next Lady's place, Adv&Ret and Ladies dance on 1 place and repeat twice more back to places

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

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Dance Information

The title of this dance, The Banks O'Doon, comes from The Banks O'Doon - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1791.

Sweet are the banks - the banks o' Doon,
The spreading flowers are fair,
And everything is blythe and glad,
But I am fu' o' care.

The River Doon is a river in East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, Scotland.

The Banks O'Doon Song - Information Video

The River Doon in East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire
The Banks O'Doon

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