Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lady June Gordon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LADY JUNE GORDON (J8x32) 3C (4C set) William Moorhead Chicago 10th Anniv Collection

1- 8 1s dance between 2s and cast behind 3s, meet and dance up to top and cast to 2nd places (2s step up 7-8)
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s down/in, 3s out/up, 2s cast) all take hands when possible. 2s and 3s cast into place at end of reel
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 across (1L+2M and 1M+3L pass LSh) ending 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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


Dance Information

This dance, Lady June Gordon, is dedicated to Beatrice Mary June Gordon, marchioness of Aberdeen and Tremair.

The deviser, William (Bill) Moorhead, presented the dance to Lady June Gordon at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 1988. Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are America's oldest Scottish Festival, a Highland Games event has been held each year since 1856 at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, USA.

Beatrice Mary June Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, CBE, GCStJ, DL, FRSE, FRCM, FRSAMD (née Boissier; 29 December 1913 - 22 June 2009), commonly known as Lady Aberdeen, was a professional musician and patron of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and founder and Musical Director of Haddo House Choral And Operatic Society.

She was born in 1913 on the Isle of Wight to Arthur Boissier and Dorothy Christina Leslie, daughter of Rev. Clement Smith, rector of Whippingham and canon of Windsor. Trained as a pianist and conductor, she met David Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair at Harrow School where her father was Headmaster. They married on 29 April 1939, and lived at Haddo House, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, home of the Gordon family.

Lady June Gordon Image
Lady June Gordon, Marchioness Of Aberdeen And Termair, Bronze Bust By Sculptor Laurence Broderick


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