Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Balgownie Brig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BALGOWNIE BRIG (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, turn LH and cast on own side (Lady up to 1st place and Man down to 3rd place as 2L and 3M step up/down)
9-12 1L+2M ½ turn 2H to face 3M while 1M+3L ½ turn 2H to face 2L and set
13-16 1L+3M also 1M+2L dance LH across 1s end casting into 1st/3rd place own side while 2M+3L end in 2 diag lines (1L+3M+2M and 3L+2L+1M)
17-24 All dance LSh reel of 3 (3M+2M and 3L+2L pass LSh to start) ending in bar 8 positions and 1L+2L also 3M+1M ½ turn RH to end 213
25-32 All set, petronella turn into middle and turn partners 2H 1¼ times

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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The Brig O' Balgownie (originally Bridge of Don) is a 13th century, gothic arch bridge spanning the River Don in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Balgownie Brig


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