Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cairn Edward

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAIRN EDWARD (J8x24 - 6 bar phrases) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 6 1s cast 1 place and circle 3H round to left (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)
7-12 1s circle 3H round to right (with same couple) and turning left about dance out own sides casting left to face 1st corners
13-18 1s turn 1st corners RH, turn partner LH and face 2nd corners
19-24 1s turn 2nd corners RH and cross LH to 2nd place own side

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Cairn Edward hill is not very high at 325 metres and lies about 1 mile (1.8km) due south of New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

At the top of the hill is a cairn called Cairn Edward, said to have been built in the 14th-century in commemoration of Edward Bruce.

Cairn Edward Image
Cairn Edward Hill

Image Copyright Leslie Barrie under this Creative Commons Licence.

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