Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Duchess Of Atholl's Slipper

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1L dances reel of 3 with 1M+2M passing 2M LSh
9-16 1M dances reel of 3 with 1L+2L passing 1L RSh and 1L passing 2L LSh
17-24 1s set, turn 2H, lead down below 2s and cast up to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

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

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Dance Information

The Duchess Of Athol's/Atholl's Slipper according to the dance researcher, Flett, was one of only a few (around fifteen) dances in the mid 1900s.

A dance called the Duchess's Slipper was published in 1796 in "Twenty-Four Country Dances" for the Year 1796.

The music for "The Duchess' Slipper" was published in "Niel Gow and Sons Second Collection", 1788, without the name of the composer. Later Gow publications call it "The Duchess of Atholl's Slipper", with Niel Gow (1727-1807) credited with its composition.

Duchess Of Atholl's Slipper Image
Duchess Of Atholl's Slipper
Women's Shoes By Hoppe, Stencilled Kid Leather, London, England, 1790-1805

Image Copyright Daderot (Daderot) [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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