Dance The Laird of Milton's Daughter 3659

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Craigmyle (1950)
Intensity
800 633 633 888 = 58% (1 turn), 44% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Corners' Chain (CCHAIN)
  • Hands round - 6 - and back (HR;6P;BACK;)
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music
Extra info
This is one of the ...

This is one of the earliest »modern« dances published by the Society (1963 in Book 22).

There are a few curious anecdotes about the origin of the title of this dance. George Emmerson's Scotland Through Her Country Dances used to claim that Flora MacDonald, well known from the mythology surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the daughter of a laird of Milton (on the west coast of South Uist) and that the dance was named after her. In the second edition of the book there is a reference to the dance in the index, but the page in question has been replaced by a facsimile of the old description of a completely different dance! Apparently the second edition thus corrected one of the bigger bloopers made in the first, in a somewhat ham-fisted manner, without also fixing the index.

The correct story goes as follows: According to Book 22, the dance was »Devised by Lord Craigmyle while in India«. The Laird of Milton in question is known to be the late Chief of Clan Arthur, James E. MacArthur-Moir (1914-2004), who apparently worked in India for a while. The dance was invented on the occasion of the birth of his daughter – according to »Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition«, she is called Mary MacArthur (now Wood) and was born on 10 October 1950.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Laird of Milton's Daughter Graham Geddes and his Scottish Dance Band Let's Meet Again CD+ 5 J32 84:15 31.9 [S] The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Tarry a While/Stoneypath Tower/The Family Pride
The Laird of Milton's Daughter McDuff's Ceilidh Band Artistic License CD+ 9 J32 84:26 33.2 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Peter Barnes/The Jig of Slurs/Eddie Kelly's
The Laird of Milton's Daughter David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band Book 22. Twelve Modern Scottish Country Dances CD+ 11 J32 84:41 35.1 [S] The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Archie Buchanan/Wee Corrie/The Corner House Jig
The Laird of Milton's Daughter Don Bartlett and the Scotians In Triumph CD+ 8 J32 84:28 33.5 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Royal Irish/Harrington's Hall/Denis, Don't be Threatening
The Laird of Milton's Daughter Ian Holmes and his Band Let's Dance in Strict Tempo LP+ 4 J32 84:26 33.2 [S] The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Carey Alexander's Jig/The Green Shades of Gask
The Laird of Milton's Daughter The Wick Scottish Dance Band More Sounds of the North ? 11 J32 60:00 0.0 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Jerry's Beaver Hat/The Fair Haired Boy
Laird of Milton's Daughter Hanneke Cassel & Dave Wiesler Many Happy Returns CD 11 J32 80:00 0.0 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Larach Alasdair/Cold Quarry Jig/The Jig of Slurs
The Laird of Milton's Daughter David South and his Scottish Dance Band To the Laird CD 18 J32 84:47 35.9 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Miss Mary Gibb/To the Laird/The Shearing of the Shepherd
Laird of Milton's Daughter Ian Cruickshanks and his Band Nice to See You Again CD 11 J32 84:44 35.5 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/Shandon Bells/Paddy Whack/The Frost is All Over
The Laird of Milton's Daughter Peter Elmes' Scottish Country Dance Band Thistle Hall: Dancing to the Kiwi Band CD 6 J32 84:39 34.9 The Laird of Milton's Daughter/The Humours of Castle Glendart/The Maid on the Green/Phil's Pony

The Laird of Milton's Daughter 3/4L · J32

1–
1c set, cross RH ; cast off (2c up), turn LH to 1cnrs
9–
Corners' chain: 1c+1cnrs turn ½ RH | 1cnrs turn LH ; 1c+1cnrs turn back RH ½ | 1c turn LH 1¼ to 2cnrs
17–
Repeat with 2cnrs, 1c crossing LH to 2pl
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

The Laird of Milton's Daughter 3/4L · J32

1-8
1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners
9-24
1s dance Corner Chain with 1st & 2nd corners :
1s change pl RH with 1st crnrs, 1st crnrs turn LH in centre & return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd crnrs
1s change places RH with 2nd crnrs, 2nd crnrs turn LH in centre & return to places giving RH to 1s & 1s end with a 1/2 turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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