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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

The countdown continues to Burns Night this Jan 25th! Planning a Burns Supper Dance? Enjoy a Virtual Burns Night in Scottish Country Dance form and move through a traditional evening with vintage images and Scottish Country Dances for every aspect! Or augment your own Burns Night by choosing a dance from our Burns Night selections. We've had the WELCOME dances, now let's move on to most anticipated part of the evening - THE HAGGIS dances! "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin'-race! Aboon them a' ye tak yer place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy o' a grace As lang's my airm." ~ Robert Burns, Address to a Haggis, 1786 The Haggis has been piped in, presented and much admired. Continue your evening with dances of the savoury sort - The Haggis Hunters, Haggis on the Window, The Haggis Thrash, The Haggis Tree, and more offal dances! Check out our Haggis Dance Menu, hunt for lurking haggis in a simple cursor game (computer version only), or if you've managed to bag a missing haggis dance description, please share! Shown: The Haggis Feast, Alexander Fraser (1786-1860) . This painting depicts the poet Robert Burns with his wife and four of their children gathered around a table upon which a Haggis is prominently placed. With the Burns family at the table are their friends Douglas Graham seated opposite, Gavin Hamilton, owner of Mossgeil Farm, seated on the right and Mr & Mrs Cunningham. Gie her a haggis!!


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The majority of dance descriptions referenced on this site have been taken from the


Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary or the

Scottish Country Dancing Database 


Snapshots of dance descriptions are provided as an overview only.  As updates may have occurred, please click the dance description to be forwarded to a printable dance description or one of the official reference sources.

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