Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corrie Creagach

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Corrie Creagach
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
64 bar Strathspey
OR 64 Bar Reel
OR 64 Bar Strathspey + 64 Bar Reel
4-couple dance in Square Set

  1-8   CIRCULAR REEL: All dance a reel all around the square set starting by passing partner by right shoulder, use 1 step to pass each person around the square;

  9-16 TURN PARTNER AND CORNER: Turn partner once round with right hand, then turn corner with left hand;

13-16 SET AND TURN PARTNER: set and ¾ turn partner with both hands ending with women joining left hands in the middle and retain other hand with partner;

17-24 ANTICLOCKWISE ½ DOUBLE WHEEL AND BACK IN SKYE HOLD: all dance halfway anticlockwise round a left-hand double wheel for 4 steps, on the 5th step retain hands and dance into SKYE HOLD (men dance beyond partner into middle and give right hands across, AS women dance into partner's place pulling right shoulder back: end with 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 the man's left hand (women place their left arm akimbo), and dance halfway clockwise in a right hand double wheel;

25-32 4-COUPLE CORRIE: All unwind and change places with partner, women swivel clockwise (2 Bars), then chase clockwise one place around the square, women leading partner (2 Bars), change places with partner with right hand, and set to partner (all couples have progressed one place clockwise around the square set);

33-36 TURN PARTNER AND CORNER: Turn partner once round with right hand, then turn corner with left hand (end facing corner);

37-40 SET AND TURN CORNER: set and ¾ turn corner with both hands ending with men joining left hands in the middle and retain the other hand with corner;

41-48 ANTICLOCKWISE ½ DOUBLE WHEEL AND BACK IN SKYE HOLD: all dance halfway anticlockwise round a double wheel for 4 steps, on the 5th step retain hands and dance into SKYE HOLD (women dance beyond corner and join right hands across in the middle AS men dance to corner's place pulling right shoulder back: end with woman's left hand around the man's back at waist level, the man's right hand passes in front of him to his left hip where it is joined with the woman's left hand (man places his left arm akimbo), and dance halfway clockwise in a right hand double wheel;

49-56 4-COUPLE CORRIE: All unwind and change places with corner, men swivel anticlockwise (2 Bars), then chase clockwise one place around the square, corner leading the men (2 Bars), change places with corner (2 bars), and set to corner (all are now back in original places);

57-64 CIRCLE AND BACK: All dance round and back.

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


Dance Information

Corrie Creagach is Gaelic for Rocky corrie.
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Coire Creagach


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