Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Poplar Brides

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE POPLAR BRIDES (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Gillian Jennings Catherine de Barnes Collection 2007

1- 8 1L followed by 1M dance down, cast up to top on opposite sides and 1L followed by 1M start to dance down
9-16 Hands across (1M+ 2L+3L LH, 1L+2M+3M RH across); 1s nearer hands joined dance down and cast up into centre 2nd place opposite sides facing up
17-24 Hands across (1M+ 2L+3L RH, 1L+2M+3M LH across); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Poplar Brides - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Two Poplars in the Alpilles near Saint-Rémy, by Vincent Van Gogh, Cleveland Museum of Art
"The Poplars At Saint-Rémy" Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Oil On Fabric, c. 1889

Image copyright (cropped) Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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