Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Burn Of Sorrow

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THE BURN OF SORROW (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Silver Rose Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1M+2L ½ turn RH and cast left round partner back to places
9-16 1s+2s dance LH across, 1L+2M and cast left round partner then pass LSh to face 2L/1M places
17-24 1M+2M+1L+2L dance reel of 4 but 2M+1L dance ½ the reel and then cross back to places
25-32 1s+2s dance Tourbillon:
   1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
   1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides

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

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Castle Campbell is a mediæval castle situated above the town of Dollar, Clackmannanshire in central Scotland.

Castle Campbell, originally called Castle Gloom lies between The Burn of Care on one side and the Burn of Sorrow on the other. The two join up to create the Dollar Burn.

A "burn" is another name for a "small stream" in Scotland.

The Burn Of Sorrow Alongside Castle Campbell
Castle Campbell Alongside The Burn Of Sorrow

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