Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Linn Of Dee Medley (McGhee)

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LINN OF DEE MEDLEY (M-4x(S16+R16)) 4C set Beryl McGhee Imperial 3

1- 8 1s and 4s turn RH, cast in 1 place and dance ½ R&L
9-16 1s turn RH, cast to 4th place (opposite sides) and all circle 8H round to left ½ way. 1(3)4(2)

17-24 1s+3s also 4s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 3s and 2s cross RH, 1s+3s also 4s+2s change place LH on sides, 1s+2s change places RH on sides, 3s+2s also 1s+4s change place LH on sides. 2341

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Linn Of Dee (Drewry) by John Drewry.

Linn is another word for a pool, usually scoured out over thousands of years by the vortex of swirling waters.

The River Dee is a river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland rising in the Cairngorms and flowing through southern Aberdeenshire to reach the North Sea at Aberdeen. The area it passes through is known as Deeside, or Royal Deeside in the region between Braemar and Banchory.

At the Linn of Dee the young river Dee passes through a 300 metre long natural rock gorge, just above Glanmar Lodge.

Linn Of Dee
Linn Of Dee

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