Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dark Lochnagar

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DARK LOCHNAGAR (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Iain Boyd SCD Archives

1- 8 1s+2s Set+Link, Set+Link back to places
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1M passes 2L LSh to start, end with 1L+2M passing RSh to flow into...
17-20 1s+2s dance a Little Spiral (dancers advance, turn right about, dance out to places and dance in passing partner RSh) to change places
21-24 1s+2s dance "Big Spiral" (dancers advance diagonally, turn right about to places and chase clockwise ½ way) to progress
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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

Dance Notes

Bars 9-16: The deviser's original instructions stipulate that 1L and 2M finish the reel by passing right shoulders. This preserves the flow into the next figure.

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Dance Information

Lochnagar or Beinn Chìochan is a mountain in the Grampians of Scotland, located about five miles south of the River Dee near Balmoral.

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Lochnagar Face Seen From Meikle Pap

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