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Broadford Bay

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BROADFORD BAY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Anne Grant Skye Collection 1

1- 8 1s followed by 2s dance down the middle, cast up round 3s on own sides, dance in and up to top, 1s casting to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain (2M and 1L end facing out)
17-24 2L+1M turn RH 1½ and dance ½ way round clockwise while
2M+1L dance ½ way round anticlockwise and turn LH 1¼ times to end facing partners
25-32 2s+1s dance diagonal reel of 4 ending on own sides with 1s in 2nd place. 213

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

Broadford Bay
Anne Grant Skye Collection 1
Reel 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   Taking nearer hands, 1s followed by 2s lead down below 3s, cast up one place, lead up and cast to finish 2s1s on own sides, 1s facing down, 2s in;

  9-16 2s1s3s grand chain, finishing 3s in places, 2M 1L facing out;

17-20 2M 1L chase anticlockwise halfway WHILE 2L1M turn 1½ times by the right to exchange places;

21-24 2L 1M chase clockwise halfway to finish 2L in 1L's place, 1M in 2M's, WHILE 2M1L turn 1¼ times by the left and pull right shoulder back to finish facing partners on the diagonal;

25-32 1M1L2M2L dance diagonal reel of four, finishing 2s1s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

    -8   2s turn on the spot, M anticlockwise, L clockwise, to finish facing in.

  9-16 No polite turn for 2M 1L.

    -32 2M 1L modify the ending of the reel of four to finish on own sides.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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Dance Information

This reel, Broadford Bay, was devised by Anne Grant (now Anne Taylor) in 1990 and appeared in the Skye Collection Vol 1 and was adopted by the RSCDS in the Leaflet Dances in 2001.

Anne Taylor was the convenor of the RSCDS education and training committee, summer school director and secretary of RSCDS Banffshire branch.

Broadford, together with nearby Harrapool, is the second-largest settlement on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, lying on the SW corner of Broadford Bay, on the A87 between Portree and the Skye Bridge. Overlooked by the eastern Cuillins, Broadford is in a beautiful tranquil area.

Broadford, which has a population of about 600, has been named as one of Scotland's most desirable locations based on the high quality of life and stunning views on offer.

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