1- 4 1L, 2L, 3M, 4M dance RHA
5- 8 1L, 2L, 3M, 4M cast behind partners, passing LEFT shoulders (finish as at end of bar 4)
(i.e. with RH joined in wheel)
9-10 Joining LH with partners, all set
11-12 All half-turn partners LH (putting them into centre, RH joined in wheel)
13-14 All set
15-16 All turn partners LH to original positions.
17-24 All dance double Rights and Lefts:
17-18 1C+3C change RH as normal, while 2C+4C change RH on sides**
19-20 1C+3C change LH on sides, while 2C+4C change LH across the set
21-22 1C+3C; 2C+4C as bars 17-18
23-24 1C+3C; 2C+4C as bars 19-20
** All in symmetry: all moving along same axis in same direction
25-32 All dance double ladies' chain (finish facing corners)
33-34 All turn corners RH into circle - men facing out
35-36 All set with hands joined in circle
37-40 All ¾ turn partner LH, to finish in promenade hold, facing anticlockwise
41-48 All promenade around the set.
49-96 Repeat with 1M, 2M, 3L, 4L.
(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Morag Lithgow, 2015)
Clutha Mhòr is based on the dance (and makes an excellent encore to) Clutha
"Clutha Mhòr" should be pronounced as "Kloo~ Voer" in English, with the stress on the first syllable of each and where:
"oo" is as in "noon";
"~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound; and
"oe" is as in "toe".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.