Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Quaich (Legge)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE QUAICH (S3x32) 3C Set Rosemary Legge

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s dance Fig of 8 on own side, taking hands where possible (in and down to start)
17-24 1s+2s circle 4H round to left; 1s face 2s and set, 1s cast to 2nd place, as 2s dance up to 1st place
25-32 1s+3s circle 4H round to left, 1s face 3s and set, 1s cast to 3rd place, as 3s dance up to 2nd place. 231

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Quaich (Drewry) by John Drewry.

A Quaich, historically spelled as Quaigh, is a distinctive type of traditional shallow cup or bowl in Scotland. It possesses two handles and serves as a symbolic representation of friendship in Scottish culture.

"Quaich" (pronounced "quake" with the k pronounced the same as the Scots pronounce loch and dreich), derives from the Scottish Gaelic "cuach" meaning "a cup". It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor especially at christenings, weddings and anniversaries.

Scottish Silver Thistle Quaich

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