Dance Cauld Kail 1100

Medley · 32 bars (S16+R16) · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

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Intensity
880 840 800 822 = 50% (1 turn), 38% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Recommended Music
Extra info
The name derives from a ...

The name derives from a Robert Burns song, »Cauld Kail in Aberdeen«. In former times, kail (or, more commonly, curly-leaved kale) – Brassica oleracea acephala –, a form of greenish leaf cabbage, formed a very important part of the Scottish diet.

In the 1890s, Scottish writers including J. M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) and George MacDonald developed the »Kailyard school« of fiction, depicting a sentimental version of rural Scottish life. A kailyard is a small cabbage patch, often adjacent to a crofter's cottage.

The dance introduces the formation »set to corners and partner« – today commonly referred to as »hello-goodbye setting« – and got connected to it to the degree that the formation used to be known as »Cauld Kail setting«.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Cauld Kail Sandy Nixon and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 1 CD 9 M32 86:10 46.2 [S] Cauld Kail in Aberdeen/The New High Level/The Laird o' Drumblair/The Breakdown/Jessie Smith/The Lass o' Patie's Mill/The Ballochmyle Rant/Davy Nick Nack
Cauld Kail Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Book 9. Music for Twelve Scottish Country Dances LP+ 4 M32 43:19 49.8 Cauld Kail in Aberdeen/Lady Charlotte Campbell (reel)/The Kail Pot/Miss Johnstone
Cauld Kail Bill Clement Dance to the Pipes CD 13 M32 86:25 48.1 [S] Cutty's Wedding/The Kilt is my Delight/The Braes of Tulliemet/Jock Wilson's Ball/Munlochy Bridge/The Piper of Drummond
Cauld Kail Bill Clement Honour the Piper LP+ 6 M32 86:25 48.1 [S] Cutty's Wedding/The Kilt is my Delight/The Braes of Tulliemet/Jock Wilson's Ball/Munlochy Bridge/The Piper of Drummond
Cauld Kail Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Dance to Bobby Crowe's Band CD+ 12 M32 43:13 48.2 Cauld Kail in Aberdeen/The Breakdown/Traditional Air/Fancy Hornpipe/Stirling Castle/Waves of Tory/Loudon's Bonnie Woods/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
Cauld Kail Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Vol 4 CD 12 M32 43:13 48.2 Cauld Kail in Aberdeen/The Breakdown/Traditional Air/Fancy Hornpipe/Stirling Castle/Waves of Tory/Loudon's Bonnie Woods/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3 LP 3 M32 86:48 51.0 [S] Mary Gray/South Uist Golf Club/The Ale is Dear/Niel Gow/Weary We've Been
Cauld Kail Calum Cameron Puirt-a-Beul LP 3 M32 40:00 0.0 Broachan Laoimh/Mor a' Cheannaich/N' Oichde bha na Gobhar Ann/Siuthad a Bhalachabh
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen The Music Makars 2008 Pittsburgh Ball CD 10 M32 86:36 49.5
Cauld Kail Liam Stewart and his Scottish Dance Band Book 9. Music for 18 Scottish Country Dances (Book 9 plus 4 Dances 2008 and 2 dances for Eileen Watt) CD 14 M32 86:40 50.0 [S] Cauld Kail in Aberdeen/Lady Charlotte Campbell's Medley/The Broken Pencil/Ian Muir's Reel/Cupar Burns Club/Andrew C Smith/The Barr Tree/William J M Young

Cauld Kail 3/4L · M32

Strathspey

1–
1c+2c RHA ; LHA
9–
1c set | 1c cast (2c up) ; 2c+1c R&L (1 step per hand) (2,1,3)

Reel

17–
1W+1M each Fig8 round 1cnr+2cnr (Rsh to 1cnr) and finish facing 1cnr
25–
1c SetH&G (1c clap on [31] and petronella to (2,1,3)

Cauld Kail 3/4L · M32

Strathspey

1-8
1s+2s RH across & LH across back to place
9-16
1s set, cast 1 place & R&L with 2s (one step to each hand)

Reel

17-24
1L dances a Fig of 8 round 2M+3M while 1M dances round 3L+2L, start by giving RSh to 1st corner & ending facing 1st corners
25-32
1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with a clap & petronella turn to 2nd place

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Vienna Branch Social Evening, Saturday 24.3.2018 2018-03-24 Felix Hamelbeck March 18, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
Chiswick ~ 170514 Social Dance 2017-05-14 James Wilson May 15, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
RSCDS KIRKCALDY BALL 2019-03-02 Jim Armstrong Sept. 28, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
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A Princeton Scottish Christmas Ball 1989 1989-12-09 Andy Peterson April 14, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
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SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2017-11-11 (Vorauswahl) 2017-11-11 Cord Walter Sept. 4, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
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SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2015-11-07 (Sammelliste) 2015-11-07 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
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SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2018-01-27 (Vorauswahl) 2018-01-27 Cord Walter Jan. 7, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
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