Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Iona Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

IONA STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 2C (4C set) J Wood Four Other Dances

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, 1s+2s set, 1L casts to 2nd place opposite side while 2L cast up to top own side while 1M+2M cross to partner's place facing out
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain and end facing diagonally in
17-24 1s+2s petronella turn to 1 place to right and join hands with partner set facing up/down, 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1s
25-32 2s+1s Adv&Ret 1 step twice and turn partners 2H

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

Dance Information

Iona (Scottish Gaelic: Ì Chaluim Chille, sometimes simply Ì) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland.

It is mainly known for Iona Abbey, though there are other buildings on the island, and is today known for its relative tranquility as a tourist destination, a place for spiritual retreats and its natural environment.

Iona Abbey, a centre of Celtic Christianity for four centuries, now an ecumenical church, is of particular historical and religious interest to pilgrims and visitors alike. It is the most elaborate and best-preserved ecclesiastical building surviving from the Middle Ages in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Its modern Gaelic name means "Iona of (Saint) Columba" (formerly anglicised "Icolmkill").

Iona - Information Video

Interior Of Iona

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