Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corryvreckan (Frost)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CORRYVRECKAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Malcolm Frost Silver Thistle Collection

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across; 1L followed by 1M casts 1 place, Lady crossing to opposite side and facing out while 2s retain RH and turn moving up to top place own side
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across: 1L followed by 1M casts down 1 place, Lady crossing to own side while 3s retain RH and turn moving up to 2nd place own side. 231
17-24 3s+1s set and link; 2s+1s set and link
25-32 1s+2s set and dance ½ RH across; 2s+1s turn RH 1½ times as 3s turn once

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

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Dance Information

Also see the dance Corrievreckan (Boswell) by Arthur C Boswell.
Also see the dance Corrievrechan (Priddey) by Barry Priddey.

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


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