Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ben Wyvis

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BEN WYVIS (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Kathleen Dunbar Rose and Thistle

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up 3-4) and turn LH (4 bars)
9-16 1s dance RH across, 1L with 2s at top and 1M with 3s. 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple. 1s remain in centre facing 2M at top
17-24 1s nearer hands joined set twice forming an arch while 2M dances under arch and out to left while 2L sets and crosses over. 1s turn inwards to face 3L and repeat (3M sets and crosses)
25-32 1s swivel Right to face 3L again and repeat (3M sets and crosses), 1s turn inward to face 2M again and repeat (2L sets and crosses)
33-40 1s in centre pass LSh to dance LSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)

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


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Ben Wyvis (from the Scottish Gaelic: "Beinn Uais" meaning "hill of terror") is a mountain located in Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty, Highland, in northern Scotland, north-west of Dingwall.

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