Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Crossing Corrievreckan

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CROSSING CORRIEVRECKAN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gerry McGuire

1- 4 1M+3L change places passing RSh and twirl into each others place as 1L+3M cast and chase clockwise to each others place
5- 8 1M+3L chase clockwise to places as 1L+3M change places passing RSh and twirl into original places
9-16 2s set advancing and turn RH, dance down below 3s and cast back to places
17-24 2s reflection reels on the side (2s up between 1s to start)
25-32 1s+2s change places on the sides (Men LH, Ladies RH) and 1s turn RH, 1s dance dow below 3s and cast up to 2nd places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Gulf of Corryvreckan (alternative spelling, Corrievrechan) (from the Gaelic "cauldron of the speckled seas"), also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura (pronounced "joo-rah") 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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