Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lady Macintosh's Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LADY MACINTOSH'S RANT (The Duke Is Welcome To Inverness) (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 3
1s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s cast to 2nd place, turn RH, cast to 3rd place and turn LH
9-16 1s lead up to top and cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left
17-24 2s+1L and 1M+3s circle 3H round to left, 1M+2L+3L and 1L+2M+3M circle 3H round to left
25-32 1s lead down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place (opposite sides), 2s+1s dance R&L

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Lady Macintosh's Rant is the name of a tune dating from around 1750.

The tune, Lady Macintosh's Rant, was used by Burns in 'I Am A Bard Of No Regard' and again for 'Is There Honest Poverty', also known as, 'A Man's A Man For A' That'.



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