Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Conor's Cattle Grid

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CONOR'S CATTLE GRID (M-(S2x32+R2x32)) 4C Set Alasdair Brown Eglinton Collection

1- 4 1s+2s also 3s+4s set and link. 2143
5- 8 1s+4s set and link. 2413
9-12 2s dance down and cast back round 4s while 3s lead up LH, cross and cast round 1s. (2M and 3L also 2L and 3M dance nearer hands joined out through the sides)
13-16 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8. (2s and 3s begin by crossing as 4s and 1s dance up/down the side. 4s and 1s do not loop into place at the end)
17-20 2s cross down LH and cast up round 4 while 3s dance up and cast round 1s without crossing. (2L and 3L dance nearer hands joined out through sides)
21-24 All ½ RH turn, remain in middle, cast pulling back RSh out to sides
25-28 All chase ½ way clockwise. 3(1)(4)2
29-32 1s+4s dance ½ RH across flowing into 1L and 4L, also 1M and 4M dancing ½ RH turn to finish in sides. 3142

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

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