Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twa Corbies (Boyd)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TWA CORBIES (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Iain Boyd Let's All Dance

1- 8 1s dance down between 2s and cast up on own sides, 1s turn 2H (pas-de-basque)
9-16 2s dance up between 1s and cast down on own sides, 2s turn 2H (pas-de-basque)
17-24 1s cross RH, cast down 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 1s dance ½ fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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

Dance Information

"Twa Corbies" is Scots for "two ravens or crows".

A raven is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus. These species do not form a single taxonomic group within the genus.

There is no consistent distinction between "crows" and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens.

A crow is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly is a synonym for all of Corvus. The term "crow" is used as part of the common name of many species. There are 40 known species of crows throughout the world.

Two Ravens Image
Twa Corbies - Two Ravens, Of The Tower Of London

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