Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Eight Men Of Moidart

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE EIGHT MEN OF MOIDART (R8x32) 4C set Neil Stewart (1760s) RSCDS Book 3

1- 8 All couples set twice, cross passing RSh
9-16 All couples set twice again and cross back passing RSh
17-24 All couples facing up advance and retire and then give hands to turn partners RH
25-32 1s set, cast to 2nd place (2s step up) and turn RH

Repeat with 1s in 2nd place (all 4 couples dance bars 1-24 of each time through)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Willie Wastle is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1792 for Johnson's Museum, and adapted to a tune called The Eight Men of Moidart.

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