Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Comely Lass

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

Comely means visually pleasing or attractive.

A lass is a young woman or girl.

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