Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gallant Weaver

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GALLANT WEAVER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Dances To Song Tunes

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast (2s step up), cross LH and remain facing out
9-12 2s+3s dance RH across while 1s dance anticlockwise around them ½ way to 2nd place opposite sides. 2(1)3
13-16 1s set advancing and turn 2H once round
17-20 1M dances down, 1L up, out of ends, cast to Right while 2s+3s set to diag. opposite corner and dance to corner on their right
21-24 1M dances up, 1L down, all repeat bars 17-20
25-28 Repeat bars 17-20 but corners do not set; instead they dance 2 corner places to Right
29-32 1s set advancing, turn RH once round to 2nd place own sides. 213

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The title of this dance, The Gallant Weaver, comes from the The Gallant Weaver - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1791.

Where Cart rins rowin' to the sea,
By mony a flower and spreading tree,
There lives a lad, the lad for me,
He is a gallant Weaver.
O, I had wooers aught or nine,
They gied me rings and ribbons fine;
And I was fear'd my heart wad tine,
And I gied it to the Weaver.

The river Cart runs through Paisley, an important weaving town in Robert Burns lifetime.

The Gallant Weaver Song - Information Video

White Cart Water Image
Waterfall At White Cart Water, Paisley, Scotland



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