Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cadger's Bridge

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CADGER'S BRIDGE (R6x32) 6C Set Barry Priddey Capercaillie Book
4, 5s and 6s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s cross and dance RSh reels of 3 with 2s+3s on opposite sides while 6s cross and dance RSh reels of 3 with 5s+4s and 1s and 6s end crossing to original place
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s also 5s+6s dance RH across, 1s and 6s cast in 1 place and ½ turn LH while 2s and 4s dance to ends and set while 3s+4s dance LH across
17-24 1s set to 3L while 6s set to 4L, 1s set to 6s, 1s set to 3M while 6s set to 4M, 1s set to 6s and face partner while 3s and 4s set to partners and face up/down
25-32 1s+3s+4s+6s dance 6 changes of Grand Chain (1 bar per hand) and end 1s and 6s full turn RH while 3s and 4s cross RH. 236(1)(4)(5)

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

Dance Information

Cadger's Bridge spans the Biggar Burn beside the war memorial in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

It is said that William Wallace (Scottish knight and landowner known for leading the resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence) crossed this bridge in 1297.

Cadger's Bridge Image
Cadger's brige, Biggar

Image Copyright Adam Sommerville under this Creative Commons Licence.

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