Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Donald's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DONALD'S STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Donald Lyall

1- 8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s
9-16 1s+2s Petronella-in-tandem into centre and set, Petronella-in-tandem to opposite side and set
17-24 1s+2s RH across ½ way; 1s cast down as 2s dance up to top, 1s+3s Petronella-in-tandem and set
25-32 1s+3s Petronella-in-tandem to opposite sides and set; 3s and 1s turn partners 2H 1½ times

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

Dance Information

The lead tune for this dance, Donald's Strathspey, is Callum and Ena Wilson's 'Compliments to Donald Lyall'.

Ballroom At Eglinton Castle
The Ballroom At Eglinton Castle, c. 1840

Image copyright Hodgson (The Eglinton Tournament) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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