Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tatties 'N Neaps

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TATTIES 'N NEAPS (R4x32) 4C set Harry Rhodes Snowdon Book 2

1- 8 All set, 1L+2M also 3L+4M change places passing LSh, 1L+4M turn LH while 2M+3L chase anticlockwise ½ way
9-16 All set, 1M+2L also 3M+4L change places passing RSh, 1M+4L turn RH while 2L+3M chase clockwise ½ way
17-24 All circle 8H round and back
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s while 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s+4s dance RH across

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

Dance Information

"Tatties" is the Scots word for "potatoes". "Neeps" is the Scots word for "swede", a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip.

Tatties 'N Neaps traditionally accompany Haggis.

Neaps An' Haggis
Neeps, Tatties An' Haggis

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