Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Crannog Gathering

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CRANNOG GATHERING (R32) Round The Room A Smyth
Round the room dance, Men with backs to centre facing partner

1- 8 All set and change places RH with partner, all set and change back RH into promenade hold facing anticlockwise
9-12 All promenade for 2 steps and set facing partner (retain hold of hands) turning Lady under arms to face clockwise in prom hold
13-16 All repeat bars 9-12 and end Men with back to centre facing partner
17-20 All dance DoSiDo (or advance and holding RH Lady turns under her arm and both twirl to dance out to places)
21-24 All holding LH Man dances LSh ¾ round partner (Lady stands still) to her right and all join hands in a circle
25-32 All circle round and back and end with Men back to centre facing new partner ready to start again

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

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