Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Within A Mile O' Edinburgh Toon

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WITHIN A MILE O' EDINBURGH TOON (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Thomas Skillern RSCDS Book 21

1- 8 1s cast 1 place, turn 2H, cast down 1 place own sides and turn 2H
9-16 1s lead up to top, cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance R&L (1 bar per hand) 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners (1s end in 2nd place opposite sides)
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret and turn 2H all ending on own sides

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


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The title of this dance, Within A Mile O' Edinburgh Toon, comes from Within A Mile O' Edinburgh Toon Song written by Thomas D'Urfey towards the close of the 17th century.

'Twas within a mile of Edinburgh town,
In the rosy time of the year;
Sweet flowers bloom'd, and the grass was down,
And each shepherd woo'd his dear.

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