Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ceol Na Mara

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CEOL NA MARA (S4x32) 4C set Wesley Clindinning SCD Archives

1- 8 All set, 1s and 3s cast down 1 place and dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them to end in centre BtoB facing couples (L facing M)
9-16 All set Highland Schottische and dance ½ reel of 4 across to end all on opposite sides 2143
17-24 All dance Petronella to own sides ready for Poussette
25-32 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette to original places, 1s dance between 2s, behind 3s and between 4s giving nearer hands in passing

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


Dance Information

"Ceol na mara" means "Music of the sea" in Gaelic; it should be pronounced as "Kyawl na mahr~" in English, with stress on the first syllable of each word, where:
  "y" is pronounced as in "yet";
  "aw" is pronounced as in "brawn";
  "ah" is pronounced as in "shah"; and
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound.
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

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