Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Piper's Brae

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PIPER'S BRAE (S4x32) 4C set Barry Priddey Jacobite Book
1s and 3s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left opening out in middle to 1s facing 2s and 3s facing 4s, all set
9-16 All petronella turn into lines across (Men BtoB facing other partner) and all set, all petronella turn onto sides and set. 2(1)4(3)
17-24 All dance Ladies' Chain and 1s end facing down, 4s facing up
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, all set and cross RH. (2)4(1)3

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

Dance Information

This refers to an old tale of a Scottish piper who entered the caves beneath Culzean Castle near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, and was never seen again.

His pipes were last heard playing underground at the place called 'The Piper's Brae' near to the castle.

Piper's Brae - Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle

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Text from this original Culzean Castle article on Wikipedia.
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