Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ythanside 2

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

YTHANSIDE 2 (S3x32) 3C set variation by John Drewry

1- 8 1s set, cross down to 2nd place opposite sides, cast round to right and change places with partner RH to face up/down
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to 3rd corner - 1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) and 1s end in lines across 1M between 2s and 1L between 3s
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, all change place RH with opposite person, set, 1s cast clockwise to outside 2nd place own sides as 2s+3s full turn 2H on sides and face out
25-32 Men also Ladies circle 3H round to left on own sides and 2L/3M lead into 6H round to left to places. 312

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Ythanside 1 by John Drewry.

Ythanside is located beside the Burn of Cattie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The river Ythan rises 7 miles east of Huntly in Aberdeenshire, flows east to Bruckhills, northeast to Mains of Towie, south to Fyvie, southwards to Ellon then onwards to the river estuary at Newburgh Bar 12 miles north of Aberdeen.

The title of this dance, Ythanside, is shared with the Ythanside - Poem written by John Gordon of Mansfield around 1830.

As I cam in by Ythanside,
Whaur swiftly flows the rolling tide,
A fair young maid passed by ma side,
She looked at me and smiled.
She was a maid of beauty bricht,
That ever trod the Braes o Gight,
I could hae spent a leelang nicht,
Wi her on Ythanside.

The Meandering River Ythan Viewed From The South Near The Braes Of Minnonie.

Image copyright Des Colhoun under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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