Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Glen Orrin Mixer

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GLEN ORRIN MIXER (J4x48) Sq.Set Terry Glasspool Ithaca NY, USA

1- 8 All Ladies RH across and return to places dancing LSh round own partners end facing corners
9-16 Corner couples turn RH 1¾ times into prom hold and dance anticlockwise a little more than ½ way to form square and face in (Men now diametrically opposite original place with 'new' partner on right and all Ladies 1 place on clockwise)
17-24 All couples (prom hold) advance to centre, release hands and retire with corner, advance again and retire with current partner
25-32 All Men LH across and return to place dancing RSh round current partner and end giving LH to corner facing in on diagonal
33-40 Corner couples Set&Link, Set&Link on sides
41-48 All circle 8H round and back
NB Ladies are in original place but Men are 1 place anticlockwise

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

Dance Information

Glen Orrin may be found about 20 miles due west of Inverness in the Scottish highlands.

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View Down Glen Orrin, From Orrin Dam

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