Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

McKeown's Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MCKEOWN'S HORNPIPE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast, cross up and cast to 2nd place while 2s ½ turn RH, dance up, cast and cross up to top places
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start)
17-24 1s petronella turn and set twice while 2s and 3s cast (½ place) and join hands on sides, cross (Ladies dance under Men's arch) and 3s dance to top as 2s to 3rd place and cross RH to own side
25-32 1s petronella turn and set twice back to places while 2s and 3s repeat previous Fig but ½ turn partner at end
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


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Dance Information

This dance, McKeown's Hornpipe, was dedicated by John Drewry to the musician Stuart McKeown of Milngavie (Scottish traditional accordion player) and published in The Canadian Book Of Scottish Country Dances.

Additional search terms: MacKeowns.

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