Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Clatterin' Brig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CLATTERIN' BRIG (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place in prom hold facing 2L
9-16 1s set to 2L, set to 3L, set to 3M and set to 2M
17-24 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH and face up for Promenade
25-32 2s+1s+3s Promenade

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

Dance Information

The name comes from Clattering as in rattling or noisy, Brig as in Bridge - Clattering Bridge.

The bridge referred to was built over the Devilly Burn in the 1770s, at the bottom of the Cairn O' Mount Road. The only survivor of the crofts and homesteads which were once around there is the Clatterin Brig Restaurant in Cairn O' Mount, Fettercairn, Laurencekirk.

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