Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cat's Cradle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAT'S CRADLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Niall Mitchell Thistle Dubh 2

1- 8 1s and 3s petronella turn and set twice to opposite sides while 2s set and petronella turn twice to end between 1s/3's
9-16 1s and 3s cross RH and cast behind 2s (passing LSh) to other end while 2s set and cross RH, all dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (2s out and up to start)
17-24 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 on own sides (dance between 2s to start), dance up to top and cast to 2nd place (2s cast to top on bars 17-18)
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (1s giving LSh to 1st corner to start)

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



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