Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Bit O' Birl

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Bit O' Birl by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Strathspey 4C (Square Set)

1-8 1C and 3C dance the Bourrel; 1W and 3W set advancing to begin. On bars 7-8, 1C and 3C turn partners LH to opposite sides.
9-16 1C and 3C dance a reel of 4 across the dance; 1W and 3W pass RS to begin; 1M and 3M dance into partners' places to enter the reel.
17-24 2C and 4C repeat bars 1-8.
25-32 All set, then circle left ¾. End 4, 1, 2, 3.
Repeat 4 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Feb 2002)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is The Balmoral Strathspey from Dances Frae the North.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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