Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fairy Flag

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FAIRY FLAG (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s cast 1 place and cross RH
9-16 1s+3s set, dance ½ RH across, set and 1s cross up to 2nd place while 3s cast to 3rd place
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s crossing down to start
25-32 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (2s cross down to start)

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

Dance Information

The Fairy Flag is an heirloom of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod.

It is held in Dunvegan Castle along with other notable heirlooms, such as the Dunvegan Cup and Sir Rory Mor's Horn. The Fairy Flag is known for the numerous traditions of fairies, and magical properties associated with it. The flag is made of silk, is yellow or brown in colour, and measures about 18 inches (46 cm) squared.

Fairy Flag
Dunvegan Cup, Fairy Flag, Rory Mor's Horn

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Fairy Flag article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Roderick Charles MacLeod (1852-1934).

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