Jan 1

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Lang May Your Lum Reek
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First Foot and Friend
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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

The birthday of Robert Burns is coming up 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! Firstly, THE WELCOME - COME ON IN AND HAVE A DRINK! "Gie him strong drink until he wink, That's sinking in despair; An' liquor guid to fire his bluid, That's prest wi' grief and care: There let him bouse, an' deep carouse, Wi' bumpers flowing o'er, Till he forgets his loves or debts, An' minds his griefs no more." ~ Burns prelude to "Scotch Drink" 1785, and his take on Solomon's Proverbs, xxxi. 6, 7. Let's start with a welcome for your guests with a selection of alcoholic beverages dances. We have Scotch liqueur dances (Drambuie, Bruadar, Atholl Brose, Cock o'the North, The Famous Grouse, and Glayva), and a Whisky Bar of single malt or historic distilleries dances (Auchentoshen, Glen Grant, Islay Mist, Johnnie Walker, Lochanora and more)! Check out the selection or bring a bottle (dance description) and add to it! Shown: The Meeting of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott at Sciennes Hill House, Charles Martin Hardie (1858–1916) Sláinte!


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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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