Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Monifieth Star

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MONIFIETH STAR (R8x48) 2C (4C set) MMM 2

1- 8 1s+2L circle 3H round and back 1s end in diagonal line with 2L (1L in 1M place and 1M between 1L+2L)
9-16 1s+2L dance diagonal reel of 3 (1M gives RSh to 2L to start), 1s end (Lady on Man's right) facing 2M
17-24 1s+2M circle 3H round and back, (1M in 1L place and 1L between 1M+2M)
25-32 1s+2M dance diagonal reel of 3 (1L gives RSh to 2M to start), 1s end in own places
33-40 1s lead down the middle and back
41-48 1s+2s dance Poussette

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


Dance Notes

RSCDS advise that on Bars 31-32 1M curves to his left into his original place (Notes on Miss Milligan's Miscellany)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

Monifieth is a town in the council area of Angus, Scotland.

It is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay on the east coast. In 2008, the population of Monifieth was estimated at 8,220, making it the fifth largest town in Angus.

The presence of a number of class II and III Pictish stones points to Monifieth having had some importance as an ecclesiastical centre in the early medieval period. The lands were a possession of the Céli Dé monastic order until they were granted to the Tironensian monks of Arbroath Abbey in the early 13th century.

Until the early 19th century, Monifieth remained a small village but grew rapidly due to the expansion of the local textile industry.

The name "Monifieth" is generally taken to derive from the Gaelic Monadh Feith, 'Hill of the deer'. An alternative etymology Monaich Fother, 'Monks' Land' has been suggested, which holds some appeal due to Monifieth's early status as a possession of the Céli Dé monastic order.

The present building of St Rule's Church (built 1812) originally incorporated three Class II and Class III Pictish/Early Medieval sculpted stones.

Monifieth Pictish Stone
Pictish Stone, From St Rule's Church


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