Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Mountains Of Mourne

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE (S4x32) 4C set Wesley Clindinning Canada's Irish Rover

1- 8 All ½ turn 2H to face each other in the middle. All set, pull back right shoulder and curve into partner's place. All cross RH to own side, 1s finish facing out
9-16 1s (joining hands when possible) dance Fig of 8 on their own sides. On bars 7-8 1s cast into 2nd place to face down while 2s nearer hands joined dance up to 1st place.
17-20 1s 1½ turn 3s on the side (Ladies LH, Men RH)
21-24 1s 1½ turn 4s (Ladies RH, Men LH)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2341

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

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