Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Trip To Scotland

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Trip To Scotland 8x32 Jig for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C set, then cast 1 place, 2C stepping up on bars 3-4; 1C cross RH and cast around 1st corners to enter the ends of the dance, 1W at the top and 1M at the bottom.
9-16 1W with 2C and 1M with 3C dance 6-bar LS reels across the dance, beginning by 1W giving LS to 2W and 1M giving LS to 3M. On bars 15-16, 1C meet in the center of the dance and turn LH once round to face 1st corners.
17-24 1C dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners; on bar 24, 1C pass LS to face 2nd corners.
25-32 1C dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners; on bar 32, 1C pass LS to end on own sides in 2nd place.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Aug 2001)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

I took my first visit to Scotland in August 2001. This jig, A Trip To Scotland, captures my impressions of that trip: you wander around all day seeing as much as you can, then get to your bed and breakfast late in the day, collapse into bed, and start all over again the following morning.

Suggested music is The Moudiewort from Muckle Carfuffle.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

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