The Thrums Cairn

32 bar Reel.

1-8 1st couple turn by the right hand once round, cast off one place (2nd couple moving up on 3-4) and turn by the left hand to face first corners.

9-16 1st couple dance along the track of a reel of four with their first corners, while 2nd and 3rd couples dance rights and lefts, beginning by crossing over. 1st man ends between 2nd couple, facing down, 1st woman between 3rd couple, facing up.

17-24 1st couple turn by the right hand once round, then the man casts off round 2nd woman and the woman casts up round 3rd man. They turn by the left hand to face second corners.

25-32 1st couple dance along the track of a reel of four with their second corners, while 2nd and 3rd couples dance rights and lefts, beginning by going up or down. 1st couple end in 2nd place, own sides.

Repeat having passed a couple.

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Tune: The Thrums Cairn, by J. Scott Skinner (The Monikie Series, No.1).

Copyright, 1970, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.45.