Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corrie Buidhe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Corrie Buidhe
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   REEL OF 4 WITH 1ST CORNERS: 2nd couple dance a reel of 4 with 1st corners: 2nd couple start by passing partner left shoulder and 1st corner by right shoulders, and end passing each other by the left shoulder to end facing 2nd corners;

  9-16 REEL OF 4 WITH 2ND CORNERS: 2nd couple dance a reel of 4 with 2nd corners;

17-24 DOWN MIDDLE, CROSS INTO SKYE HOLD AND DANCE UP: 3rd couple followed by 2nd and 1st couples dance down the middle nearer hands joined, ON Bar 20 retain same hands and cross to opposite side the man dancing below the woman as the woman dances across to the man's side pulling right shoulder back and faces up in SKYE HOLD: man's left hand around the woman's back at waist level, the woman's right hand passes in front of her to her left hip where it is joined with man's left hand (woman places her left arm akimbo), then both couples dance up in Skye hold, and ON Bar 24 begin to unwind;

25-32 CORRIE MOR: 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples continue unwinding as they cross to own side, women swivel anticlockwise (1 bar), all three couples chase anticlockwise halfway round (3 bars), 1st couple cross with left hands AS 3rd and 2nd couple dance left hands across in a wheel halfway (2 bars), and set on own side.


(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Information

"Coire Buidhe" is Gaelic for "Yellow Corrie"; it is the name of the bowl-shaped valley above the village of Druimavuic at the head of Loch Creran, a sea loch on the SE side of Loch Linnhe between Oban and Fort William.
"Coire Buidhe" should be pronounced as "Ko~r~ Boo~y~" in English with stress always on the first syllable, and where:
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound;
  "oo" is as in "noon"; and
  "y" is as in "yet".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.
Corrie Buidhe Image
Coire Buidhe And The Allt A' Choire Bhuidhe

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