Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Beinn Edra

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BEINN EDRA (M-(S2x32+R2x32)) 4C set Fiona MacDonald (Kintail)
2 chords - on 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+3s Set&Rotate (top 2 and bottom 2 couples set facing in diagonally) 21(4)(3)
9-16 Tandem reels on sides: 1M followed by 4L RSh to 2M (up), 4M followed by 1L RSh to 3M (down)
17-24 "Double Knot":-
' 2s+1s dance Knot down Men's side to bottom ending on opposite sides while 4s+3s dance Knot up Ladies' side to top ending on own sides. 43(2)(1)
25-28 3s+2s (middle couples) dance ½ RH across and set. 42(3)(1)
29-32 4s+1s turn partner RH (4 bars) moving down/up to 2nd/3rd place while 2s+3s cast to 1st/4th place and turn RH (2 bars) 24(1)(3)
Repeat once more in Strathspey time and twice in Reel time

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams




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