Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

There's Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THERE'S NAE LUCK ABOOT THE HOOSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Thomas Wilson (19C) RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cast down behind own lines and cast back up to places
9-16 1s cross down (passing RSh), 1M turns 2L RH 1½ times as 1L turns 2M RH 1½ times to end in 2nd place opposite sides: 1M turns 3L LH as 1L turns 3M LH, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and set to partner turning about to 1M facing up and 1L down
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 on sides (giving RSh to 2nd corner) and cross RH to places

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


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, There's Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose, comes from There's Nae Luck Aboot The House - Song probably written by Jean Adam.

Chorus
For there's nae luck about the house,
There's nae luck ava';
There's little pleasure in the house,
When our gudeman's awa'.

This song is a tale of a sailor's wife and the safe return of her husband (gudeman) from the sea.

There's Nae Luck Aboot The House Song - Information Video

There's Nae Luck Aboot The House Image
There's Nae Luck Aboot The House, From Garland Of Scotia, Printed Music, c. 1841



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