Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bluebells Of Scotland

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLUEBELLS OF SCOTLAND (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Cairdin O't

1- 8 1M sets to 2L and casts 1 place, 1L sets to 2M and casts 1 place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande Right (Advance for 2, give RH to partner and Lady turns under Men's arm, Lady dances back to place as Man retires), repeat using LH
17-24 1s set, petronella turn, set and turn RH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners, pass RSh and dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners ending BtoB in centre with Man facing up
33-36 1s circle 3H round to left (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) opening out with 1M leading 3s down Ladies' side as 1L leads 2s up Men's side.
37-40 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ round to left to end 213 (own sides) and all 3 couples set

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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In Scotland the Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is often known as the Bluebell.

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The Bluebell Of Scotland (Campanula Rotundifolia)

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