Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Summer Bunting

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SUMMER BUNTING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) T Nunley and L Hayward

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, turn LH 1ΒΌ times and turn left about to end BtoB facing up/down
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles (up/down) and end in 2nd place opposite side
25-32 1s cross down, cast up round 3s on own side, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place

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

Dance Information

Bunting may refer to a group of birds or strings of colourful triangular flags. Since I can find no record of a Summer Bunting, the dance name presumably refers to the flags.

Bunting (or bunt) was originally a specific type of lightweight worsted wool fabric generically known as tammy, used for making ribbons and flags.

Today, "bunting" is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric.
Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.

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Summer Bunting

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