The Lakeside Kelpie Hornpipe
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
THE LAKESIDE KELPIE HORNPIPE
(R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Ness House 3
1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set and 1s cast down 1 place while 2s lead up and face out as 3s turn individually to face out
9-16 KELPIE REELS - 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides with each couple cross up from 2nd place (2s cast and 1s cross up to start), 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting
25-32 1s change places LH, dance reels of 3 across set giving LSh to 1st corner to start and 1s end in 2nd places
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland; the name may be from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach or colpach 'heifer, colt.' Kelpies were said to transform into beautiful women to lure men into their traps.
The Lakeside Kelpie
"The Kelpie" By Herbert James Draper (1863-1920), Painting, c. 1913
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