Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wee Mousie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Wee Mousie
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
6/8x32 bar Reel
2-couple dance in 3, 4 couple longways set

  1-8   DIAGONAL SET AND TURN: 1st woman and 2nd man set twice and turn with right hands;

  9-16 DIAGONAL SET AND TURN: 1st man and 2nd woman set twice and turn with right hands;

17-24 DOWN, SET, UP AND CAST: 1st couple dance down the middle nearer hands joined (2 bars), set with both hands joined (2 bars), dance up nearer hands joined and cast to 2nd place (2nd couple step up on bars 23-24);

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: 2nd and 1st couples circle and back.

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Information

"Wee Mousie" is Scots for "small mouse".

Wee Mousie
Wee Mousie

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