Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Carl Cam' Ower The Croft

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CARL CAM' OWER THE CROFT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 2

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade
17-24 1s+2s Poussette
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles with 2s+3s

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

"Carl Cam' Ower The Croft" is Scots for "Carl came over (to?) the croft".

A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable with a crofter's dwelling thereon. A crofter is one who has tenure and use of the land.

The word croft is West Germanic in etymology, and is now most familiar in Scotland, most crofts being in the Scottish Highlands and Islands area.

"Wee" is Scots for "small".

Wee Croft Image
Maulnasskehy Croft
A Croft Nestling On The Hillside


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