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The Braes Of Balquhidder (MacNab)

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THE BRAES OF BALQUHIDDER (S128) Sq.Set Mary Isdal MacNab Dances #2

Part A
1- 8 All set to partner, set to corner, set to partner and set to corner
9-16 1s+4s also 2s+3s dance diagonal reels of 4 Men end BtoB in centre of diagonal lines
17-24 Chorus:-
' All set to partners Highland Schottische and turn 2H twice to original places
Part B
25-32 1s lead out between 4s also 3s between 2s, divide and cast to 1s facing 3s and all set Highland Schottische
33-40 1s+3s (centre couples) turn person opposite 2H twice, Men lead partners out through side couples back to places
41-56 2s and 3s repeat above Fig
57-64 Chorus
Part C
65-80 1s dance to 4s and circle 4H round to left, pick up 3s and circle 6H round, pick up 2s and circle 8H round to end back in places
81-88 1s+4s also 2s+3s dance RH across and LH back
89-96 1s+4s also 2s+3s dance Ladies' Chain
97-104 Chorus
Part D
105-112 All Ladies Adv+Ret 2 steps as Men dance into middle to face partner, all set and turn back to places
113-120 All dance Grand Chain
121-128 Chorus

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


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Also see the dance The Braes Of Balquhidder (18C Dances) by Anon.

Braes are what the Scottish call the sloping banks of a river-valley, slope or hillside. Balquhidder is a small village at the head of Loch Voil in Stirling, Scotland, about 50 miles (80 Km) north of Glasgow.

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Braes Of Balquhidder Looking Down Onto Loch Voil


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