Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

What's New

Although the bulk of the content of this site remains unchanged, or changes only trivially, we add new pages continually and make material revisions to existing pages whenever necessary. The more recent additions and revisions are categorized and listed below.

Often hidden from the viewer, and usually affecting almost every page, we also modify the coding of the site for purposes of improving its effectiveness and to meet ever-changing regulations though this does not change the content. Thus it is unpractical to use an automatic process for identifying materially changed pages; the process has to be manual and so is fallible.

New Dance Instructions Pages

New dances are added and indexed in Dance Instructions A-Z Dance Cribs. Primarily, but not exclusively, these come from the approximately monthly update issued by the MiniCrib team; occasionally, we add a MaxiCrib or instructions from other sources. New Keith Rose Crib Diagrams for which we don't already have any written crib are also listed here. Note that, if a written crib is added shortly after a Crib Diagram, we do not normally update the link here but the linked page then, of course, does show a link to the Dance Instruction page.

The following dances have been added (or materially updated) in recent months:

April 2021
March 2021
Adelle's Jig
Allingham Strathspey
Allison Kay
An Tri Daraich
Bit On The Side
Bluebell Flowers
Bluebell Reel
Bothwellhaugh Jig
Burning Of Paddy's Breeches
Bus Tour Reel
Canberra Bluebell
Celebration Reel (Moyes)
Celtic Rover
Charles And Tomoko
Cherry Blossoms (Boyd)
Cherry Blossoms (Boyd/Naitoh)
Cocker Spaniel
Coleraine Rant
Come Join The Dance
Corner Greeting
Corner Meeting
Daisy Chain (Downey)
Dancing Fool
Doing My Own Thing
Dovecote Park
Durian Rant
Eighty Eight
Elizabeth's Request
Emily's Wedding
End Of The Great Bridge
Esther's Reel
Fallingbrook Strathspey
First Foot And Friend
Freeman Of Auchtermuchty
Fun For The Young
Fyreladdie
Gillian And Joe Wheadon
Great Teddy Bear Hunt
Happy 50th Anniversary
Happy Anniversary Jig
Happy Valentine
Helen Brown
Hidemi's Wedding
Highland Games
Honeymoon In Scotland
Isla's Fancy
Ithaca Reel
Jill's Dental Jig
Jimmy Frae Dundee
John Markham's Rant
John McCormick
Keeper Of The Purse
Kindred Spirits
Lady Mary Hay's Reel
Lady Mary Hay's Scot's Measure
Lady Of Tokai
Lass And The Laird
Le Moyne And Roger Farrell Of Ithaca
Loralee Hyde
Lost Legion
Lyall Bay
Macdonald Of The Eastern Isles
Marjorie Crawford's Hornpipe
Mary Summer
Masako
Masako Okada Naitoh
Maypole Dance
Meet The Corners
Miss Leslie Cunningham
Mist On The Mountain
Mrs Esther Goodfellow
Neidpath Tower
New York Fugue
On The Banks Of Spey
Oo'r Aileen's Reel
Our Good Friend Tom
Parting Glass
Passing The Torch
Patricia London
Peter Elmes' Strathspey
Phina's Fling
Pieces Of Eight (Downey)
Rampant Unicorn Strathspey
Riversdale
Road To Blantyre
Silver Memories
Snakes And Ladders
Spanish Ghost
Spinnaker Hornpipe
Spring Chick Waltz Mixer
Stargazers
Summer With McKinnon
Sunplaza
Tayside Ladies
Ten Beach Dancers
They Stole My Wife From Me Last Night
Threesome Reel
To Be A Wind
Tofino Strathspey
Tornado
Uddingston Fair
Ullswater Way
Watchmaker (Downey)
Welcome In Tokyo
We'll Meet Again (Downey)
White Rock
Windy Lane
Yukio's Reel

February 2021
January 2021
April Snow On Mull
Bavaria Birl
Bluebell Flowers
Bluebell Reel
Borderland Jig
Brandons Of Los Angeles
Calais Sunshine
Canberra Bluebell
Catherine Wheel
Celebration Reel
Cherry Blossoms (Boyd)
Clapping With The Neighbours
Clockwork
Council Of Europe Jig
Daily Commute
Dance For Ann
Devil's Staircase
Dominie
Duncan Gray
Five Crossings From Mallaig
Football Time
Forty Years On
Fun For The Young
Gassy Jack's Eightsome
Gentle Crossing
Georgian Earrings
Gleneagles Reel
Groundhog Day (Kargapoltsev)
Happy Birthday Kennocha!
Heart Of Midlothian FC
Helping Hand
Hidemi's Wedding
High Time
Highland Games
Honeymoon In Scotland
Hot Cross Buns
I Wonder Why
Ian's Delight
Inspiration
Iron Piper
Izayoi
Jig For Midge
Joy Be Wi' Ye
Joy's Undulations
Julia McMahon
Ken And Tula's Reel
Kindred Spirits
Ladies Of The Albert Hall
Lads Of Ayr
Lady Aberdeen Strathspey
Lady Of Tokai
Lions Gate
Look! No Hands! (Phillips)
Lucy Mulholland's Strathspey
MacLauchlane
Mary Isdale's Highland Schottische
Masako
Masako Okada Naitoh
Mist On The Mountain
Mormaer Of Moray
Never Let Go
Old Packhorse Bridge
Olympic Village
Passing The Torch
Paula's Pleasure
Phaeton
Piper Frap
Pitlochry Lassies
Post-Pandemic Reel
Priestgill
Rampant Unicorn Strathspey
Reel For Joy
Reel Of The 88th
Romancing Ramona
Round Tower
School At Home
Serpent Of Loch Nell
Shoolbraids Jig
Simon Fraser's Reel
St Valentine's Chase
Star Petronella
Summer Party
Sunplaza
There And Back Again (Bristow)
Thursday Dram
To Be A Wind
Tornado
Trip To The Orkneys
Vishoek
Vivre à Saint Quay
Walk With Me
Weaver's Reel
Wedding Toast
Welcome To Bluebell
Wheels Around The World
Winding River Of Glen Coe
Yowdendrift
Yukio's Reel

December 2020
Alexander Reel
Altargative
Ashintully Castle
Black Squirrel
Bob And Bev's Reel
Braes Of Mar
Bunty's Party
Castle Of The Comyns
Cocklemill Burn
Craigtoun Park
Cranston's Rant
Cyprus Delight (Jackson)
Drummond Hill
Drumrunie
Down Unda
Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge
Duke And Duchess Of Cornwall
Duke And Duchess Of Sussex
Eleanor's First Birthday
Fiddler's Fancy
Galloway Pippins
Glencarron Strathspey
Glenlochar
Gowans
Green Sweater
Heights Of Inchvannie
Helen's Fancy
Highland Milkmaid
Hirsel
Hypochondriac's Delight
I'll Mak' Ye Fain To Follow Me
Jacobite Ladies Of Murrayshall
John McNeil's Reel
John Stephen
John Stephen Of Chance Inn
Juniper Jig
Kinlock Of Kinlock
Knock
Ladebraes
Ladie Nellie Wemys
Lady Charlotte Campbell's Medley
Lady Eliza Lindsay
Lady Madelaine Sinclair
Lady Mary Ramsay
Lairds Of Coll
Lamplighter's Hornpipe
Lass O' Gowrie
Leveneep Head
Lochaber Gathering
Lord Wellington
Loudon's Bonnie Woods
Lucky Scaup
MacDonald's Delight
Machine Without Wheels
Maid Of Morven
Man From Skye
Manchester Busy Bees
Merry Andrew
Merry Boys Of Greenland
Milladen
Miss Ada Crawford
Miss Barbara Cunningham
Miss Clementine Loughan
Miss Dheirdre Brown
Miss Dickson's Reel
Miss Doreen Lambert
Miss E Lyall
Miss French Of Tayside
Miss Kirkpatrick
Miss Knowles
Miss Maria Stewart's Jig
Miss Monaghan's Reel
Miss Thompson's Reel
Mollie Shippey's Strathspey
Moments In Time
Monessie Reel
Montrose Races
Morag Hutton's Strathspey
Mount Stuart House
Mr Alex Menzies
Mr Martin
Mrs Adie
Mrs Erskine's Fancy
Mrs Grace Bowie
Mrs Jimmy Shand's Strathspey
Mrs Joseph Lowe
Nur Gucken, Nicht Anfassen
Proitzer Mühle
Proof O' The Pudding
Red Wine And Truffles
Rigmarie
Silver Arrow
Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair's Jig
Sky Top Jig
Sumburgh Roost
Swarthmore Friends Meeting
Terviseks
Toast To Alltshellach
ToBe FoTy
Touch Me Not (Williams)
Tread We A Measure
Wandering Willie
With A Spring In Your Step
There were, in addition, MiniCribs for nearly 50 other dances for which we already had a Keith Rose Crib Diagram.

New Dance Terms Pages

When these are added, they are indexed in the Comprehensive DICTIONARY Of Dance Terms. All are created by us as and when the need arises.

The following pages have been added (or materially updated) in recent months:

February 2021
October 2020
June 2020

New Miscellaneous Pages

These are pages, usually concerned with the operation of the site, which are not indexed in the Comprehensive DICTIONARY Of Dance Terms. All are created by us as and when the need arises.

The following pages have been added (or materially updated) in recent months:

October 2020

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