Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Daunder

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DAUNDER (S4x32) 4C set Jim Fyfe SCD Archives

1- 8 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH 1½ times into RH across with partners ½ way and all cross (2s and 4s under arches made by 1s and 3s)
9-16 2M+1L also 4M+3L turn LH 1½ times into LH across with partners ½ way and all cross (Ladies under arches made by Men)
17-24 1s+4s (centre couple) dance RH across ½ way, change places RH with partners, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across ½ way and all change place on sides
25-32 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides

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


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

Daundering In Dovedale Image
Daundering In Dovedale


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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