Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Braes Of Atholl

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRAES OF ATHOLL (S8x40) 3C (4C set) Walsh RSCDS Book 8

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, set and cast 1 place (Lady up and Man down)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M with 2L+3L, LSh to 2L to start; 1L with 3M+2M, LSh to 3M to start)
17-24 1s pass RSh to dance reel of 3 on own sides (1M RSh to 2M, 1L RSh to 3L to start) 1s dance extra loop to end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s set to and turn 1st corner, set to and turn 2nd corner, finish in middle nearer hands joined facing men's side (1L on 1M LH side)
33-40 1s dance out between 2M+3M, cast round nearer corner, meet in centre, dance out on Ladies' side, cast round nearer corner and dance to 2nd place

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Braes are what the Scottish call the sloping banks of a river-valley, slope or hillside. Atholl is a large historical division in the Highlands of Scotland.
Braes Of Atholl Image
Cairn On The Atholl Estate At The Top Of The Steep Brae To The North Of Glen Banvie


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