Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glen Cairn

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLEN CAIRN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell S McKinnells SCDs

1- 8 1s lead down middle and back remaining in middle with 2s stepping in behind them
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corner RH and partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and turn partner LH to 2nd place own side
25-32 1s+3s dance Diamond Poussette

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

Glen Cairn by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C

1-8 1C lead down the middle and back up to place, remaining in the center; 2nd couple step in behind them.
9-16 1C and 2C allemande, 1C end facing 1st corners.
17-24 1C turn 1st corners RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corners RH, turn partner LH to 2nd place on own sides.
25-32 1C and 3C poussette right round.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Mar 2001)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This strathspey, Glen Cairn, was written because I wanted a 3 couple dance with a strathspey poussette and all the dances I found were 2 couple dances.

Family folklore says the ancestral home was named Glen Cairn, so I named the dance for it.

Glen Cairn (Glencairn) is about 30 miles north west of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Suggested music is The Marquis of Lorne from Muckle Carfuffle.

Glen Cairn
Glencairn And The Ruins Of Allentersie

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
Image copyright David Lecore under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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