Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Carie Corrie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Carie Corrie
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
Strathspey   4/5 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   2 Couple Set   Progressive Round the Room Set
Couple facing couple around the Room.

  1-8   HAND-IN-HAND REEL OF 3: nearer hands joined with partner pass opposite couple by the right shoulder and the next by the left shoulder, drop hands, pull left shoulder back and join other nearer hands with partner to complete the reel home, drop hands and pull right shoulder back to face original opposite couple;

  9-16 CIRCLE AND BACK with opposite couple;

17-24 SET, TURN INTO SKYE HOLD AND DANCE ANTICLOCKWISE AROUND OPPOSITE COUPLE: nearer hands joined with partner, set to opposite couple (2 bars), turn into Skye Hold (men dance clockwise to partner's place AS women dance to partner's place pulling left shoulder back ending facing away from opposite couple - womans' left arm passes in front of her to right shoulder where it is joined with man's right hand;)(2 bars), then dance as a couple anticlockwise (men on the inside) once around couple behind (original opposite couple) ending with men's left shoulder in the middle (4 bars);

25-32 WEE CORRIE: couples unwind changing places with partner (women pull right shoulder back and dance to partner's place AS men dance forward to partner's place and face clockwise (2 bars), chase clockwise with next couple nearly halfway round men leading (2 bars), turn partner halfway with right hands (2 bars), and set to partner (2 bars) (end facing next couple around the circle).

Repeat with next couple around the circle.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
Since the sets for each repeat overlap on bars 1-8, this dance is unsuitable for conversion to a Longwise, Progressive format; it can only be performed in a Round The Room format.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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