Jan 1

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

We're well into Burns Night season leading up to 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, the HAGGIS dances, the SONGS & POEMS dances, now let's go on to the TRADITIONAL SUPPER & TOAST DANCES! There's a full menu of traditional mains, sides, sweets and pudding dances to serve with the haggis! Visit the page and see if you can identify some of the traditional foods in a rotating buffet just on sight! On the dance menu: Tatties & Neaps, Scotch Broth, Rumbledethumps, Cullen Skink, Finnan Haddies, and many more for SAVOURY DANCES ... Shortbread Fingers, Atholl Brose, Highland Heather Honey, Archie's Clootie Dumpling, and many more for SWEETS & PUDDINGS DANCES ... and not forgetting the TOAST DANCES - Tribute to Robert Burns, Toast to the Lassies, Toast to the Mousies, Slàinte Mhath, Slàinte Mhòr, and more - with the many whisky dances already seen to wash it all down with :-) "O thou who kindly dost provide For every creature's want! We bless Thee, God of Nature wide, For all Thy goodness lent: And if it please Thee, Heavenly Guide, May never worse be sent; But , whether granted, or denied, Lord, bless us with content. Amen!" ~ A Grace Before Dinner Shown: A painting in oils on board by an unknown artist showing a scene with Burns in an Edinburgh Drawing Room. It is based on a similar painting by CM Hardie showing a literary gathering at the home of the Duchess of Gordon in 1787.


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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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