Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cruives Of Cree

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CRUIVES OF CREE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Lone Sheiling Book

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, ¾ turn RH and (retaining hands) set, ending turning right about to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and end turning RH into...
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s) and end 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides

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

Dance Information

Cruives is a Scottish name for a "pen for livestock", including a fish trap, so "The Cruives Of Cree" were the "fishtraps on the river Cree".

The River Cree is a river in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland which runs through Newton Stewart and into the Solway Firth. It forms part of the boundary between the counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.

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The River Cree at Newton Stewart

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