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Corrievrechan (Boswell)

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CORRIEVRECKAN (M-(S64+R64)) Sq.Set Arthur C Boswell Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 All set to partners, Men dance anticlockwise in front of partner and next Lady, behind opposite Lady to face the next Lady and turn 2H
9-16 All set to 'new' partners and Ladies dance clockwise in front of 'new' partner and next Man, behind opposite Man to face the next Man and turn 2H
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 to end in opposite places with original partner
33-40 All dance a double Men's Chain
41-48 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L
49-56 All dance Ladies' Chain
57-64 All dance Grand Chain starting with giving RH to corners

1-64 Repeat bars 1-56 and circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Gulf of Corryvreckan (alternative spelling, Corrievrechan) (from the Gaelic "cauldron of the speckled seas"), also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba, in Argyll and Bute, in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

Strong Atlantic currents and unusual underwater topography conspire to produce a particularly intense tidal race in the Corryvreckan channel making it the third largest whirlpool in the world.

Corrievrechan Whirlpool From A Boat- Video On YouTube

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