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 is the Gaelic name for "The River Clyde", a major river in Scotland and Mhòr is Gaelic for "Great" or "Big". "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.