Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corrievrechan (Priddey)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CORRIEVRECHAN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Sutton Coldfield Book

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s into 2nd place opposite sides (assume the 3 couples are in a circle for next 16 bars)
9-16 All 3 Men dance in front Lady on right, behind next Lady, in front of next Lady and behind next Lady (1M in 1st place Men's side)
17-24 All 3 Ladies dance in front Man on right, behind next Man, in front of next Man and behind next Man (1L in 3rd place Ladies' side)
25-32 1M+3s (opp) also 1L+2s (opp) dance LH across 1½ times to end (3)(1)(2) and all chase anticlockwise to own sides in order 213

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Corrievreckan (Boswell) by Arthur C Boswell.
Also see the dance Corryvreckan (Frost) by M Frost.

Corrievrechan is an alternative spelling for Corryvreckan.

The Gulf of Corryvreckan (from the Gaelic "Coire Bhreacain" meaning "cauldron of the speckled seas"), also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba, in Argyll and Bute, in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

Strong Atlantic currents and unusual underwater topography conspire to produce a particularly intense tidal race in the Corryvreckan channel making it the third largest whirlpool in the world.

Corrievrechan Whirlpool From A Boat - Information Video


Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Corrievrechan article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Russ Baum under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Corrievrechan (Priddey)' page