Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gushet Neuk

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GUSHET NEUK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Campbell Glasgow Assembly

1- 8 1M+ 2L turn RH 1½ times to end 1M in 2L place and 2L in 2M place (2M up on bars 3-4), 1s and 2s turn LH 1½ times on sides
9-16 1L+2L change places RH and 1s+2s facing set diagonally, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. 213
17-24 1s cross RH and cast to right, change places RH up/down and cast to 2nd place opposite side while 2s+3s set and cross RH, set and change places RH on sides
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way and all turn RH

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

Dance Information

"Gushet" is Scots for "corner", often used to describe a triangular piece of land, usually lying between two adjacent properties.

"Neuk" is Scots for "corner", often used to describe a triangular section at the corner of an irregularly-shaped field.

Gushetneuk Is The Cottage In The Foreground
Tautologically Named Because both "Gushet" And "Neuk" Both Mean "Corner"

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