Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Southern Cairn

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SOUTHERN CAIRN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)
9-16 1s dance RH across with 1st corners and dance ½ reels of 3 across (1L down and 1M up)
17-24 1s dance RH across with 2nd corners, 1L dances up and casts to 2nd place own side while 1M dances down and casts up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s turn RH 1¼ times, set to partners and petronella turn to own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A Cairn is a man-made pile (or stack) of stones.

It comes from the Scottish Gaelic: "càrn" (plural càirn).

Southern Cairn
Southern Cairn On The Aran Ridge

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