Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Round Arran Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROUND ARRAN JIG (J80) Sq.Set Cliff Quinnel

1- 8 All Ladies dance in to face out between Man on right and Opposite Man, all set (circle), Ladies cast round Man on left to face in and all set
9-16 Ladies repeat back to original places
17-24 All circle 8H round and back
25-32 All Men dance in to face out between Lady on left and opposite Lady, all set (circle), Men cast round Lady on right to face in and all set
33-40 Men repeat back to original places
41-56 Men repeat bars 1-16 but to the left
57-64 All circle 8H round and back
65-78 Ladies dance RH across:
69-72 Men dance LH across
73-80 All Promenade round anticlockwise

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


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Arran or the Isle of Arran (pronounced "ar-ran") is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. A coastal road circles the whole island.

Round Arran Image
Coastline Of Arran


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