Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Christine's Bannocks

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHRISTINE'S BANNOCKS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Stephen Gibson

1- 8 1s dance Figs of 8 on sides (dancing between 2s to start) and end crossing RH to face 2s
9-16 1s dance a Modified Spurtle:
 9-12 1s dance a ½ reel of 4 with 2s, 1s turn RH moving down to face 3s
 13-16 1s dance a ½ reel of 4 with 3s, 1s turn RH moving down below 3s to face up in middle
17-24 3s+1s circle 4H round left ½ way and 2s+1s circle 4H round to right ½ way to end in original places, 1s turn RH
25-32 1s in middle face 2L and set then set to 3s who step in, 1s set to 2M and cast to 2nd places

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

Dance Information

Bannock is a biscuit or scone or variety of flat quick bread or any large, round article baked or cooked from grain.

When a round bannock is cut into wedges, the wedges are often called scones. However, in Scotland the words bannock and scone are often used interchangeably.

Traditional Beremeal Bannock, As Made On Orkney, Scotland

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