Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Winding Nith

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WINDING NITH (S4x40) 4C set Jackie Johnstone Loreburn Book 1

1- 8 1s lead down to the bottom and dance up behind 4s, between 3s, behind 2s back to places
9-16 All set to partners (Ladies Glasgow Highlanders setting steps, Men Rocking Steps)
17-24 All set, cross RH Men making arches, set and cross back Men making arches
25-32 All dance reels of 4 on sides
33-40 1s+2s dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s ½ LH across, 1s+4s ½ RH across and all Cross RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The River Nith is a river in South West Scotland flowing in a generally Southern direction through Dumfries and Galloway.

The River Nith is also the subject of a song by Robert Burns, Adown Winding Nith - Song written by Robert Burns in 1793 and set to the tune of The Muckin O' Geordie's Byre.

Adown winding Nith I did wander,
To mark the sweet flowers as they spring;
Adown winding Nith I did wander,
Of Phillis to muse and to sing.

Adown Winding Nith Song - Information Video

Winding Nith
The Winding Nith

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