1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round, turn partners 2H and 1s cast 1place own sides as 2s lead up
9-16 1s dance diag R&L
17-24 3s+1s+2s set and advance (1 bar), 3s+2s retire as 1s petronella turn into lines of 3 across, all set and adv 3s+2s retire as 1s petronella turn to opposite sides
25-32 All Set+Link for 3 twice
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Scots word derives directly from the Gaelic "Clarsach" which means "A harp" of any type; in English usage, it refers exclusively to the traditional small harp. "Clarsach" should be pronounced as "Klahrssahch" in English, with almost even stress on the two syllables and where:
"ah" is pronounced as in "shah";
"ss" is as in "less"; and
"ch" is as in "loch".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.