Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Love Spoon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LOVE SPOON (S3x32) 3C set L Reid (of North Wales)

1- 8 All dance Grand Chain
9-16 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to 3rd place and turn 2H 1½ times
25-32 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back

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


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A Lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent.

The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver.

Due to the intricate designs, lovespoons are no longer used as functioning spoons and are now mostly decorative craft items.

Love Spoon Image
Welsh Love Spoon


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