Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cromartie's Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CROMARTIE'S RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Thomas Wilson RSCDS Book 31

1- 8 1L leads 2M down middle to 3rd places on own sides (others step up), 1M leads 2L down middle to 3rd place (others step up)
9-16 1M picks up partner and leads up to top; 2s lead up to 2nd place as 3s step down
17-24 1s turn RH, cast and turn LH (4 bars) to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s set to 2nd corners, set to 1st corners and turn each other RH 1½ times to 2nd place on own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Cromartie is a Scottish surname based on the place-name Cromarty.

The name Cromarty variously derives from the Gaelic "crom" meaning "crooked", and from "bati" meaning "bay", or from "àrd" meaning "height", meaning either the "crooked bay", or the "bend between the heights" (referring to the high rocks, or Sutors, which guard the entrance to the Firth), and gave the title to the earldom of Cromarty.

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