Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Daunder In The Glen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DAUNDER IN THE GLEN (S4x32) 4C set Shirley Campbell The Silver Collection

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way, all set and dance LH across ½ way to original places
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance reels of 4 across the dance (2L and 1M pass LSh also 4L and 3M pass LSh to start)
17-24 All chase clockwise ½ way, all cross RH. 4321
25-32 2s+3s+4s dance the Knot. 2341

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


The word Daunder is used, particularly in Scotland, to mean; to stroll, to meander, to go on without reaching a conclusion.

A glen is a valley, typically one that is long and bounded by gently sloped concave sides, unlike a ravine, which is deep and bounded by steep slopes. Whittow defines it as a "Scottish term for a deep valley in the Highlands" that is "narrower than a strath".

Glen Feshie Image
Glen Feshie, Scotland


Dance Information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 2, McGhie the Moudie Catcher and Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.
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Text from this original Daunder article on Wiktionary.
Text from this original Glen article on Wiktionary.
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