Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Muckle Ado

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MUCKLE ADO (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 2

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, set advancing, turn to right to end BtoB with partner in centre and set, 2s and 3s return to own side while 1s dance round each other to right to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ reel with 1st corners and ½ reel with 2nd corners to end in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s turn RH and chase back to own sides

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

Dance Information

"Muckle Ado" is Scots for "big commotion or fuss". The title was chosen to suit a lively dance.

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