Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Broomellon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Broomellon (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 2007

1-8 The 1st couple set, cross over giving right hands and cast off one place then turn by the left hand to face first corners; the 2nd couple step up on bars 5-6
9-12 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their first corners passing corners right shoulder to begin and passing left shoulders to face second corners
13-16 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their second corners passing corners right shoulder to begin and passing left shoulders to face first corners again (now on opposite sides)
17-24 The 1st couple set to first corners, set to one another across the set, set to second corners then facing one another up and down the set dance a petronella turn to second place on opposite sides
25-28 The 3rd, 1st and 2nd couples all set advancing to partners and turn by the right hand back to opposite sidelines
29-32 All three couples chase clockwise halfway round to end 213 all on own sides

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Information

This dance, Broomellon, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Ross and Howard Colwell (the title is the name of their house).

Suggested tune: There Cam' a Young Man.

Devised 2007, informally circulated by St Andrews Branch of the RSCDS 2017, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 2007, 2017, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #8, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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