Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Frae A' The Airts

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FRAE A' THE AIRTS (M-8x(S16+R16)) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell RSCDS Leaflet Dances 6

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:
 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ¾ way
 set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places. 213

1- 8 1s petronella turn into centre (1L/1M between 2s/3s) as 2s+3s set to partners, all set lines across, 1s petronella turn to opposite side as 2s+3s set and all set on side lines
9-16 1s dance RSh Reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corner and cross RH to places. 213

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

Frae A' The Airts
Robert M Campbell RSCDS Leaflet 8
Medley 8 x (S16 + R16) bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set


  1-8   1s2s 4 hands round and back;

  9-16 the bourrel:

  9-12 1M2L set advancing and turn both hands 23, turning on the spot to finish back to back on the centre line, 2L facing up, 1M facing down, WHILE 1L 2M chase anticlockwise around them to finish facing partners;

13-14 1s 2s set to partners;

15-16 1s 2s turn both hands ¾ to finish 2s1s3s.


17-18 1s petronella turn to finish 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up;

19-20 2M1L2L 3M1M3L set across the dance;

21-22 1s petronella turn to finish 1L between 2M3M, 1M between 2L3L;

23-24 2s1s3s set on the sides;

25-30 2s1s3s reels of 3 on the sides, 1s giving right shoulder to second corners to start;

31-32 1s cross to own sides, 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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