Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ISLAY (S5x40) 5C set Jean Shaw

1- 8 All circle 10H round and back
9-16 1s+2s and 4s+5s dance LH across and RH back to end nearer hands joined facing other couple while 3s set and cross RH, set and cross RH to own side and face out
17-24 1s+2s and 4s+5s dance "Mirror" Rondels (1s/5s make arches to start) as 3s dance round clockwise outside of set to partner's place and cross over LH to face out
25-32 1s+3s+5s (centre 3 couples) Reels of 3 on own sides (3s LSh to person on left) and end 3s ½ turning RH while 2s and 4s set, dance DoSiDo, dance in and cast to places facing out
33-40 2s+1s (top) also 5s+4s (bottom) change places on sides (Ladies LH, Men RH), 1s cast to 5th place (2s, 3s, 4s and 5s step up 37-38) and 1s turn RH to own side. 23451

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Islay, known as "The Queen of the Hebrides" is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Islay Image
Woodland In Barradale, Islay

Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Islay article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Becky Williamson under this Creative Commons Licence.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Islay' page