Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Birlin' Birkie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BIRLIN' BIRKIE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) B Taylor Banffshire Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s dance in and cast 1 place while 2s set and cross up, 1s turn RH to face 2nd corner (pstn)
9-16 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s), 1s turn LH 1½ times while 2L+3M also 2M+3L turn LH all into prom hold
17-24 All dance reel of 3 across (1s give RSh to 2M+3L to start) ending with 1s in centre facing down, 2s in 1st places, 3s in original places
25-32 1s dance down below 3s, cross and cast up to 2nd place as 3s set and cross RH and 1s turn RH

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

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