Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maggie Lauder

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MAGGIE LAUDER (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Thomas Wilson RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s+2s set twice and dance RH across ½ way
9-16 1s+2s set twice and dance LH across back to places
17-24 1s lead down the middle, back to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 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

The title of this dance, Maggie Lauder, comes from Maggie Lauder - Song written by Francis Sempill of Beltrees who lived from around 1616 to 1685.

Wha wadna be in love
Wi' bonnie Maggie Lauder?
A piper met her gaun to Fife,
And speir'd what was't they ca'd her;—
Eight scornfully she answer'd him,
Begone you hallanshaker!
Jog on your gate, you bladderskate,
My name is Maggie Lauder.

'Maggie Lauder' is a traditional Scottish song about a piper.

Maggie Lauder Song - Information Video

Maggie Lauder Image
Maggie Lauder, From Scottish Orpheus, Printed Music, Hamilton And Muller, c. 1865


Image Copyright https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/91373812 under this Creative Commons Licence.

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