Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Consumption Dyke

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CONSUMPTION DYKE (S4x40) 4C set John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 All set, 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance down the middle and cast back to places
9-16 All set, 1M and 4L ¾ turn RH and cast up/down back to places while 1L and 4M cast down/up to ends and turn ¾ RH to places
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on own sides
25-32 1L also 4M followed by partner cast in 1 place and cross to opposite sides, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L
33-40 All circle 8H round and back. 2413

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

Dance Information

A Consumption Dyke ("dyke" is Scots for "wall") is a dyke built by "consuming" the stones from the surrounding fields themselves, sometimes forming wide dykes.

Consumption Dyke
Consumption Dyke, Kingswells.
Long Stone Dyke, About 6 Feet High And Wide

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