Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cradle Song (Hay)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CRADLE SONG (S4x32) 4C set Alec Hay 20 SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s pass RSh on sides, 2s and 3s cross RH while 1s+4s dance LSh round each other on sides, repeat to end 1234 opposite sides
9-16 Repeat from new positions to 1234 own sides
17-24 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ RH across, all set and cross RH. 2143
25-32 1L and 3M followed by partners cast and dance ¾ Fig of 8 round 4s (pass LSh between 4s) to 2341

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Cradle Song (Drewry) by John Drewry.

Cradle Song Painting Image
"Baby (In Cradle)" Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Oil On Canvas, c. 1917-1918

Image Copyright Gustav Klimt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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