Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Can-Do Ceilidh

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Can-Do Ceilidh
Teresa Lockhart   Adapted from A Canonbie Ceilidh
Reel   n x 32 bars   n Couple Repeat   n Couple Set   Progressive Large Circular Set

  1-8   Each L figure of 8 (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round first corner (M on her right));

  9-16 each M figure of 8 (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round first corner (L on his left));

17-20 taking hands with partner, all advance and retire;

21-22 retaining hands with partner, all advance;

21-24 retaining hands with partner, all retire, each L pulling left shoulder back to face partner;

25-28 all dos-à-dos with partner;

29-32 each M take right hand with L to right of partner and turn by the right to finish in the circle.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

This adaptation is a simplification of A Canonbie Ceilidh, avoiding the complicated form of dos-à-dos. The repeat length is reduced to 32 bars which is less counter-intuitive for dancers and actually preferred by many musicians.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)


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