Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Nethy Bridge (Drewry)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NETHY BRIDGE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 2

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, cross RH (briefly) and 1L crosses to own place and casts to 2nd place while 1M crosses down between 2s and casts up to own place (2L steps up 7-8)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across followed by LH across but as 2s turn inwards to dance LH across 1s dance round the person ahead into the LH across, 2s end dancing onto own sides (pull back RSh) while 1s end BtoB in middle facing 2s (1M facing 2L, 1L facing 2M)
17-24 1s+2s reel of 4 across ending with 2s in top place and 1s pass by RSh to face down nearer hands joined, Lady on Man's right
25-32 1s dance down for 2 steps, Man dances below partner as she dances under his arm to face up, dance to top and cast to 2nd place

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Nethy Bridge (Wignall) by Rachel Wignall.

Nethy Bridge is a small village in Strathspey in the Highland Council Area of Scotland.

Often affectionately referred to simply as "Nethy" the village has, since Victorian times been a popular tourist destination for its quiet and secluded location at the edge of the Abernethy Forest.

Situated near the bridge over the River Nethy, in the heart of Strathspey in the Highlands of Scotland between Aviemore and Grantown, Nethy Bridge is the perfect centre to tour the Scottish Highlands.

Nethy Bridge
Nethy Bridge Over The River Nethy

Nethy Bridge
Nethy Bridge Village Looking East, Old Postcard, c. 1890-1930

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