Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bluebells Of Brownsham

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLUEBELLS OF BROWNSHAM (S4x48) 4C set G+J Pickering+A Barnes
1s and 3s start on opposite sides

1- 8 2s+3s dance RH across, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across
9-16 All petronella turn into middle, set, ¾ turn RH to change sides and set. 1(2)3(4)
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, end couples ½ turn 2H and centre couples ½ turn 2H on sides to end in a square set
25-32 All dance ½ double Men's Chain, couples in 1st and 3rd places set and turn 2H 1½ times to face Man's corner with Lady behind Man while couples in 2nd and 4th places continue with another ½ Men's Chain
33-40 Couples in 1st and 3rd places dance Tandem LSh reels of 3 across and end curving round to face side couple (1s face 4s and Lady faces Man)
41-48 All circle 4H round to left, set, side couples make arch and couples from 1st and 3rd place dance under arches, divide and cast back to form longwise set. (2)4(1)3

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

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