Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Comely Lass

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE COMELY LASS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 3

1- 4 1s turn RH and cast 1 place
5-16 2s+1s+3s cross RH, 1s change places LH on sides with 1st corners while 2nd corners set, repeat twice to end (3)(1)(2)
17-24 1s cross RH, dance round 3rd corners pstns RSh into centre and turn LH 1½ times
25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 3s at top and Man with 2s), 3M followed by 3L+1L chase clockwise ½ way while 2L followed by 2M+1M chase ½ way

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


Dance Information

Devised for the wedding of Susan Comely and Martin Watson, September 1992.

Comely means visually pleasing or attractive and a lass is a young woman or girl.



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