Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Flitting Of Lorn

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FLITTING OF LORN (R4x32) 4C set Jean Attwood Alexander Book 8

1- 8 1s and 4s set and cast in 1 place (2s and 3s step down/up); 1M and 4L dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couple (1M up, 1L down) while 1L and 4L dance across through partner's place and cast Right into lines across, 1L between 2s (top), 4L between 3s (bottom)
9-16 1M and 4L dance LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M down, 4L up) while 1L and 4M set facing up/down, change places RH, set change places RH to 1L facing 2L (top), 4M facing 3M (bottom)
17-24 1L and 4M dance RSh reels of 3 across (1L+2L and 4M+3M pass RSh) while 1M and 4L set facing across, change places RH, set, turn ¾ RH to end 4L behind 1L facing up, 1M behind 4M facing down
25-32 1L followed by 4L chase out of top of set and cast to Right while 4M followed by 1M dance similar out of bottom of set to 2413; All turn RH. 2413

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


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