Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

St Chad's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ST CHAD'S JIG (J4x32) 4C set Ray Settrey Herrington Dances

1- 8 1s and 2s also 3s and 4s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s and 3s cast, 2s and 4s cross up to start)
9-12 1L followed by partner, casts round 2L, crosses to 3M place while 3M followed by partner, casts up round 2M, cross to 1L place. (3)2(1)4
13-16 3s and 2s dance RH across while 1s and 4s dance LH across
17-24 2s and 1s dance Ladies' Chain (1L "pirouettes" or pivots to change direction)
25-28 2s and 3s dance clockwise to change places while 1s and 4s dance clockwise to change places. (2)3(4)1
29-32 2s and 4s set and cross RH. 2341

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


Dance Information

The Herrington Scottish Country Dancing Group meet at the church hall of St. Chad's, Durham Road, Sunderland.

Herrington is the name for the local district of Sunderland in which the St. Chad's church is situated.


Chad of Mercia (died 2 March 672) was a prominent 7th-century Anglo-Saxon Catholic monk who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People.

He was later canonised as a saint and he was the brother of Cedd, also a saint.

Saint Chad features strongly in the work of the Venerable Bede and is credited, together with Cedd, with introducing Christianity to the Mercian kingdom.

St Chad Stained Glass Window
The Christian Saint Chad In Stained Glass Form, Monastic Chapel 1920, Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York


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Text from this original Chad Of Mercia article on Wikipedia.
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