Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Laird Of Dalnair

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LAIRD OF DALNAIR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alasdair Brown Burnside Collection

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. 213
9-16 All set and link for 3, 1s cast to 2nd place opposite sides as 2M+3L (left-enders) ½ turn LH into middle (BtoB) to face up/down as 3M+2L (right-enders) cast to form line of 4 in middle (3M facing 2M and 3L facing 2L)
17-24 All dance a Weasel Reel:
 2s+3s dance part reel of 4 up/down middle but when reaching either end they dance clockwise to top/bottom and re-enter reel while 1s dance clockwise to replace dancer leaving the reel and all end where they started
25-30 3M+2M also 3L+2L ½ turn RH and 2M and 3L set as 3M+2L (middle couple) change places (as Double Triangles) then 2s+3s petronella turn to own sides while 1s chase clockwise to 2nd place own sides passing between 2s/3s
31-32 All set. 213

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

Dance Notes

Weasel Reel - Dancers facing down, reel down middle and dance up Men's side while those facing up reel up middle and dance down Ladies' side

(Dance notes by Charles Upton and his successors)

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