Scottish Country Dance InstructionCOULTER'S CANDY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton Stepping Stones
1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back
9-16 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to Lady between 2s and Man between 3s facing up
17-24 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret and dance DoSiDo
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationThe title of this dance, Coulter's Candy, comes from the Coulter's Candy - Song a Scottish folk song, originating from Galashiels in the Scottish Borders written by Robert Coultart as an advertising jingle for an aniseed-flavoured sweet, manufactured in Melrose.
The recipe is no longer known, but the song lived on.
Sittin' on yer mammy's knee,
Greetin' for a wee bawbee,
Tae buy some Coulter's candy.
A bawbee was a Scottish halfpenny.
Sittin' On Yer Mammy's Knee - 1898
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