Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sutherland Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SUTHERLAND RANT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Osborne

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place (2s step up bars 3-4), 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down
9-16 1s set advancing, passing L to end B to B facing out. Taking hands as triangles, 2s+1s+3s set, invert triangles, set
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to person on their Right
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to L for 6 bars. 1s pass R to cross on 7-8

(Misc. Crib)


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Sutherland is a registration county, lieutenancy area and former county of Scotland. It is now within the Highland council area.

The name Sutherland dates from the era of Norse rule and settlement over much of the Highlands and Islands, under the rule of the jarl of Orkney. Although it contains some of the northernmost land in the island of Great Britain, it was called Suðrland ("southern land") from the standpoint of Orkney and Caithness.

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