Black Donald

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Dance details

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Name: Black Donald Type: Jig Times & Bars: 8 X 32
Set: 4 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 2
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1991
Published in: The Second Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Music: "Pibroch of Domhnall Dubd"


Dance instructions

1 - 8 All advance for 2 and give right hand to partner, ladies turn under their partners arm, ladies dance back to place while men retire.
9 - 16 All advance for 2 and give left hand to partner, ladies turn under their partners arm, ladies dance back to place while men retire.
17 - 24 1st man, followed by 1st lady casts off 1 place, crosses up between 2s and casts round 2nd lady, 1s finish in 2nd place on their own sides.
25 - 32 All dance rights & lefts.

Notes

The tune "Pibrich of Domhnall Dubh" is said to have been written for "Black Donald" Cameron, the 11th chief of the Clan Cameron around 1450.[2]

References

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published
  2. The Second Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances