Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bonnie Hoose O' Airlie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 All Men dance Figs of 8 round corner and partner (RSh to partner to start)
9-16 All turn corners RH and partner LH
17-24 1s and 3s cast round anticlockwise, 1L dances behind 4M+4L and in front of 4L+4M and round 4M to face him while 1M dances behind and round 4M and behind 4M+4L and round to face her while 3s dance similarly round 2s
25-32 All set and turn opposite person 2H twice
33-40 All dance RSh reels of 4 across
41-48 1s+4s also 3s+2s dance RH across and LH back ending in each others place
49-80 2s and 4s repeat above Figs bars 17-48 all ending in opposite places
81-88 All Men set advancing to join hands in circle, Men continue setting while Ladies set advancing to join hands as Men bring their arms over behind Ladies and Ladies bring arms over behind Men into Basket Fig
89-96 All circle left ½ way, set while Ladies bringing arms over Men and Men bring arms over Ladies, all retire setting to original places
97-104 All dance ½ Grand Chain
105-112 All Promenade anticlockwise ½ way, set twice with Lady turning under Man's right arm on second set

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

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