Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Thistle Down Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THISTLE DOWN REEL (R4x32) 4C set Beryl McGhee Imperial 3

1- 8 1L and 4M dance ½ reels of 3 across with 2s/3s, 1L and 4M pick up partners in prom hold and complete reel
9-16 1s+4s lead down/up, set and dance RH across
17-24 1s and 4s lead out of ends and cast to 2nd/3rd place opposite sides, 1L+4L also 1M+4M turn RH
25-32 1s+4s set, dance ½ R&L and set. 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Thistle Down is the soft feathery material which protects the fruiting part of a thistle.

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