Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pulling Bracken

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PULLING BRACKEN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Anthony Bulteel SCD Archives

1- 8 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 2s passing 2L LSh to end in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing at top)
17-24 1s cross RH to 1st corner and turn LH, turn 2nd corner RH and turn partner LH
25-32 1L dances RH across with 2s and 1M with 3s, pass RSh dance LH across and end in 2nd place

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

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Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns. Evolutionarily, bracken may be considered to be one of the largest and most successful ferns. It causes such a problem of invading pastureland that at one time the British government had an eradication programme. Pulling Bracken probably refers to people pulling it out of the ground to control it.
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