Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Nineteenth Of December

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NINETEENTH OF DECEMBER (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 27

1- 8 1s+2s set, cross RH, clap 3 times and cross RH back to places
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way, set, clap 3 times and dance LH across ½ way
17-24 1s lead down and back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, clap 3 times and cross RH to own sides

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

19th December 1745 is a key date in the Jacobite rising of 1745, an insurrection which sought to restore the Stuarts to the throne of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

It was the last day on English soil for the Jacobite army led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. The advance south into England had been halted for the winter and the Jacobites duly marched north and won the Battle of Falkirk Muir.

The following spring however the Duke of Cumberland defeated Prince Charlie's army at the Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746).

Bonnie Prince Charlie Painting Image
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" Louis-Michel van Loo (1707–1771), Oil On Canvas, c. 1730


Image Copyright Studio of Louis-Michel van Loo [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
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