Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gairie Burn

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GAIRIE BURN (R3x48) 3C set Mats Melin Scandinavian Dance Book 1

1- 8 1s set, cross RH; cast (2s step up) and cross LH to face 3rd corners
9-16 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to end facing 1st corners
17-24 Reels of 3 across, 1s pass 1st corners LSh to start. 1s end facing 1st corners again
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH to finish in middle BtoB, 1M facing down, 1L facing up
33-40 1s dance 6 bars of Modified Crown Triangles (start with 1M facing 3s and 1L facing 2s and moving to the left)
 39-40: 1M (facing own side) sets 1 pas-de-basque then moves out to 2nd place own side pulling back LSh to face in while 1L sets 2 pas-de-basque moving out to own side facing out
41-48 1s+2s dance LH across; 1s+3s dance ½ RH across and ½ turn partner RH to own side. 231

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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