Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

O'er The Muir Among The Heather

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

O'ER THE MUIR AMONG THE HEATHER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) J Young SCDs of the 18th Century

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1s cross down to 2nd place opposite side as 2s cast up, 2s+1s set and 1s cross down to 3rd place own sides as 3s cast up
9-16 1s turn RH 1½ times and cast up to 2nd place opposite side as 3s step down, 2s+1s circle 4H round to left 1s end in centre 1L on left of 1M) facing 2L
17-24 1s set to 2L, turn inwards and set to 3M, turn inwards and set to 3L, turn inwards and set to 2M, turn inwards to face Ladies' side
25-28 1s cross and cast 1L up behind 2L as 1M casts down behind 3L, meet partner in centre facing Men's side
29-32 Repeat with 1L casting down and 1M up on Men's side to end 2nd place own sides

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

Dance Information

"Muir" is Scots for "moor".

So the title translates to "Over The Moor Among The Heather"

Wild moorland plants by the side of the Crathie to Gairnshiel road.
Purple Heather And Lady's Bedstraw On Wild Moorland In Scotland

Image copyright Alan O'Dowd under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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