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Corrie Domhainn

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Corrie Domhainn (Deep Corrie)
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
Reel 3 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Triangular Set


  9-16 TURN CORNER AND PARTNER: All turn corner left hand, then turn partner right hand (end with women left hands joined in middle and nearer hands with partner);

17-20 ANTICLOCKWISE DOUBLE WHEEL: dance round double wheel;

21-24 CLOCKWISE DOUBLE WHEEL BACK IN SKYE HOLD: retaining hands with partner, all turn into Skye hold (men dance beyond partner and into middle and joining right hands across AS women dance to their right pulling right shoulder back and ending with right hand across in front to their left shoulder where it is joined with man's left hand (man's left arm passes behind his partner), men join right hands in the middle and dance double wheel clockwise back to place;

25-32 CORRIE: all unwind changing places with partner, women swivel anticlockwise (2 bars), chase anticlockwise one place around the triangle men leading (2 bars), change places with partner using left hands (2 bars), and set to partner.

Repeat twice.

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

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Dance Information

"Coire Domhainn" is Gaelic for "Deep Corrie"; it is the name of a bowl-shaped valley to the north of Ben Killilan at OS Reference NG 9834 in Scotland. There is better-known corrie with the same meaning but the alternative spelling, "Coire Domhain", at OS Reference NH 9902 in the Cairngorm Range of mountains.
"Coire Domhainn" should be pronounced as "Ko~r~ Doin" in English with stress always on the first syllable, and where:
  "o" is as in "not", not as in "coin" or "doing";
  "~" represents the very short, indeterminate, vowel sound; and
  "i" is as in "bit".
See Gaelic Dance Names for more information on Gaelic spelling and pronunciation.

Corrie Domhainn
Late-Lying Snowbed In Coire Domhain (Cairngorm)

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