Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Donald Bane

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DONALD BANE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Thomas Wilson RSCDS Book 17

1- 8 1s dance reflection (mirror) reels on own sides (1s in and down to start)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across (3 bars) and 1s cast down 1 place as 2s dance up to top. 1s+3s dance LH across
17-24 All circle 6H round and back 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with petronella turn to 2nd places

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

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Donald III (Medieval Gaelic: Domnall mac Donnchada; Modern Gaelic: Dòmhnall mac Dhonnchaidh), and nicknamed "Donald the Fair" or "Donald the White" (Medieval Gaelic:"Domnall Bán", anglicised as Donald Bane/Bain or Donalbane/Donalbain), (c. 1032-1099) was King of Scots from 1093-1094 and 1094-1097.

Donald was born in 1032, during the reign of his great-grandfather King Malcolm II. He was the second known son of the King's grandson, Duncan. Malcolm died when Donald was a baby, at age 80, and Donald's father became king. King Duncan I however, perished in 1040 when Donald was still a boy, killed by Thane Macbeth, yet another grandson of King Malcolm II, who usurped his place as king.

Following his father's death, Donald went into hiding for 17 years, for fear that he would be killed by Macbeth. His elder brother, Malcolm, went to England. It was during this time that Malcolm's grandfather, Crinan of Dunkeld, who was married to Malcolm II's daughter, was killed fighting Macbeth. When Malcolm grew to manhood, he overthrew Macbeth and became the new king. Donald was 25 years old at that time.

Donald Bane
Donald III Of Scotland (1033-1099), George Jamesone (1587-1644), Oil On Canvas, c. 17th Century

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