Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dhoon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DHOON (J4x32) 4C set Jessie Hamilton SCDs for Children

1- 8 All (with nearer hands joined on sides) slip step right, slip step back and turn partner RH
9-16 All (with nearer hands joined on sides) slip step left, slip step back and turn partner LH
17-24 1s cast 1 place, dance to top and cast to 4th place
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

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The Dhoon is a local name for a sandy beach popular with children and families. It is situated in Dumfries and Galloway at the mouth of the River Dee, and within Nun Mill Bay.

It lies south of Kirkudbright (pronounced "kir-coo-bree"), and looks across the Dee to the peninsula St Mary's Isle.

Robert Burns was reputed to have spoken The Selkirk Grace Prayer while making a visit to St Mary's Isle.

The Dhoon
The Dhoon, Kirkudbright, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

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