Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Safe Journey Hame

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A SAFE JOURNEY HAME (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Eddie Hutchings

1- 8 1s+2s dance a double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start)
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
17-24 2s+3s dance a double Fig of 8 (2s cross down to start) to end 2s facing up
25-32 1s followed by 2s dance down the middle and up (with 2s leading)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

"Hame" is Scots for "home". Have a safe journey home is a common "goodbye" to departing visitors.

It is a common valediction at the end of a Scottish country dancing event such as a ball, evening dance, ceilidh or tea dance.

Safe Journey Hame
Safe Journey Hame

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