Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

City Of Belfast

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CITY OF BELFAST (S3x32) 3C set Lucy Mullholland Belfast Diamond Jubilee Book and RSCDS Book 48

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times while 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times and 1s end BtoB facing opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across and 2s end in 1st places while 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner and 2nd corner ending (turning to right) between corners, all set and 1s cross RH
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole:-
' 25-26 1s+3s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 27-28 1s+3s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 29-32 3s turn RH as 1s turn LH. 231

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


City of Belfast
Romaine Butterfield   Belfast Diamond Jubilee Book and RSCDS Book 48
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross down into half figures of 8 around 2s;

  5-8   1L2M turn 1¼ by the right, 1M2L by the left, 1s finishing back-to-back between 2s;

  9-16 2M1L1M2L reel of 4 across, 2s finishing in 1st place, 1s facing first corners;

17-18 1s set to first corners, pulling left shoulder back to finish facing second corners;

19-20 1s set to second corners, pulling right shoulder back to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides;

21-22 2s1s3s take hands on the sides and set facing partners;

23-24 1s cross by the right;

25-32 1s3s dance espagnole, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides.

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


Dance Notes

19-20 This movement by 1s requires care:

19-19 1s dance the right foot step facing second corner;

20-20 1s rotate on the left foot step to finish in the sideline.

29-32 1s turn once round, only.


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Dance Information

Belfast (from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "rivermouth of the sandbanks") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the second largest on the island of Ireland.

By the early 1800s the former town was home to a major port. On the River Lagan, Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, becoming the biggest linen producer in the world.

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