Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fortrose Frolic

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FORTROSE FROLIC (R8x32) 3C (4C set)

1- 8 1s turn RH, 2s turn LH
9-16 3s turn RH and 1s+2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
17-24 3s+2s dance ½ R&L, 3s+1s dance ½ R&L
25-32 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1s, 2s+1s+3s advance and retire

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Fortrose is a town and former royal burgh in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom.

It is on the Moray Firth, about 6 miles (10 km) north-east of Inverness. The town is known for its ruined 13th century cathedral, and as the home of the Brahan Seer.

The correct pronunciation of the town's name, Fortrose, in accordance with local usage is with the stress on the first syllable.

Frolic means to play or move about in a happy, playful and lively way.

Fortrose Cathedral
Fortrose Cathedral

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