Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Quaich

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE QUAICH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, petronella turn, set and petronella turn to opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s+2s set facing on sides and turn (Ladies LH and Men RH)
17-24 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s
25-32 1s+2s dance the Rondel

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Quaich - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

A Quaich, archaically Quaigh, is a special kind of traditional, shallow, two-handled Scottish cup or bowl symbolising friendship in Scotland.

It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup. It was originally used to toast the arrival or departure of a visitor.

Quaich Image
The Quaich

Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Quaich article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Quaich article on Wiktionary.
Image Copyright diverstonefly.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Quaich' page