Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corryvreckan (Frost)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1L followed by partner casts 1 place Lady crossing to opposite side
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner casts down 1 place Lady crossing to own side
17-24 3s+1s Set&Link, 2s+1s Set&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)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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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

Corrievrechan Image

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