Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COLLICHUR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Alexander Bowman RSCDS Book 30

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, lead down below 3s and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) 1s end in centre facing Ladies' side
25-32 1s dance out between 2L+3L and cast (Man up and Lady down), dance Figs of 8 (1M round 2s and 1L round 3s) ending in 2nd places

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

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The name Collichur may be a corruption of the Gaelic for "wood of the corrie", "coill a choire". Collichur was sometimes sung when kindling the fire and it was to the beat of the wood being chopped.

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