Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Kelpie From Wishaw

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KELPIE FROM WISHAW (S4x32) 4C set J Varney

1- 8 All dance 8H round and back
9-16 All ½ turn partner RH and twirl to opposite side, set and cross back RH
17-24 1s and 4s set, petronella turn into centre and 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across (2s and 3s having moved towards ends slightly)
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ reels of 4 up/down centre, set to partners and ¾ turn 2H. 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The exact Kelpie referred to here, from Wishaw, is unknown to the editor, but the image below shows a famous pair of Kelpies from around 20 miles north of Wishaw.

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland.

The Kelpies

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Text from this original The Kelpies article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2017.

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