Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twa Sparkling Een

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TWA SPARKLING EEN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd

1- 8 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (between 2s to start)
9-16 1s dance down between 2s and cast back to places, lead down between 2s (2s step up) and cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) and pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The title of this dance, Twa Sparkling Een, comes from The Lass Of Cessnock Banks - Song written by Robert Burns in 1780.

On Cessnock banks a lassie dwells;
Could I describe her shape and mien;
Our lasses a' she far excels,
An' she 's twa sparkling, rogueish een.

"Twa Sparkling E'en" is Scots for "two sparkling eyes".

The Lass Of Cessnock Banks Song - Information Video

Twa Sparkling Een
Twa Sparkling Een
Two Sparkling Eyes

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