Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fruit Cake (Charlton)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FRUIT CAKE (M-2x(S32+R32)) Sq.Set Pat Charlton Counting Sheep

1- 8 All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 (RSh to partner to start). Ladies face out
9-16 All dance Schiehallion reels to end in opposite place. 3412
17-24 Men turn partner RH into centre, Men dance 1 place clockwise round while Ladies dance LH across ½ way; Ladies turn new partner into centre, Ladies dance 1 place clockwise round while Men dance LH across ½ way. 4123
25-32 All set to partner, turn RH into allemande hold facing anticlockwise and all dance 2 places round anticlockwise. 2341

Repeat once in Strathspey time then twice in Reel time

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Fruit-Cake (Drewry) by John Drewry.
A fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruit-Cakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas.

Fruit-Cake Image
Traditional Fruit-Cake

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Text from this original Fruitcake article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Stu Spivack.

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