Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Torry Quine

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TORRY QUINE (R88) Sq.Set M Northop Cambridge Diamond Jubilee

1- 4 1s+3s set, cast and dance clockwise round to 2nd/4th places while 2s+4s advance into centre, set and turn about to face 1s/3s
5-12 All dance RSh reels of 4 across dance
13-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across ½ way, 1s+3s dance RH across ¾ way to partner's place
17-24 All dance Grand Chain (start RH with partner)
25-48 Repeat bars 1-24 with 2s+4s setting and 1s+3s advancing
49-56 Ladies dance RH across ½ way, turn opposite Man RH, Ladies dance LH across ½ way and turn partner RH into centre
57-64 Men repeat bars 49-56 to places
65-80 All dance full Schiehallion Reel back to places
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

The Torry Quine is the nickname given to June Imray, a popular performer from Torry, on the south-east side of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Torry Quay
Torry Quay, Aberdeen Harbour

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