Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bruadar

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BRUADAR (S4x32) Sq.Set Julia Sharp St Ronan's SCD Club Innerleithen

1- 4 All set and Ladies Petronella turn into centre to face next Man
5- 8 All set and turn RH ½ way and Men move on to face own partner (all Men in centre)
9-12 All turn partners RH ½ way and Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men dance clockwise ½ way round to meet partners
13-16 All turn partners RH ½ way and Men dance LH across ½ way while Ladies dance clockwise ½ way round to end meet partners
17-24 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (pass partner RSh to start and all giving LH in centre)
25-32 All Promenade anticlockwise round to end in new positions

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


Dance Information

"Bruadar" means "A Dream" in Gaelic; it is also the name of a Scottish Liqueur, made from single malt whisky, honey and sloes.
"Bruadar" should be pronounced as "Broo~t~r" in English, with stress on the first syllable, where:
  "oo" is pronounced as in "noon"; and
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound.
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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