Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Kildalton Cross

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

KILDALTON CROSS (S8x40) 3C (4C set) A Robertson

1- 4 1s+2s circle 4H round to left ⅞ way, all adv to partner turning right about to end BtoB in middle (1L facing up, 2L Ladies' side, 2M down and 1M Men's side)
5- 8 1s+2s advance turning right about and set
9-16 1s+2s dance LH across back to places, 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH. (1)(2)(3)
17-20 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down middle
21-24 All cross Ladies dancing under Men's right arm to own side and all dance up and turn 2H to order 321
25-28 3s cross RH while 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and 3s+1s dance ½ RH across while 2s cross RH. 132
29-32 1s cross RH while 3s+2s dance ½ RH across and 1s+2s dance ½ RH across while 3s cross RH. 213
33-40 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Kildalton Cross is a monolithic high cross in Celtic cross form in the churchyard of the former parish church of Kildalton on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

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Kildalton Cross

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