Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Celtic Brooch Theme

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Celtic Brooch Theme, Bars 1-4

The Theme in Celtic Brooch Dances - bars 1-4.


Ladies paths are shown broken, 1st lady's emboldened; arrow heads mark the positions of the ladies at the end of bar 4, the shaded arrow heads showing their positions at the end of the movement and the unshaded showing the final facing direction, ready to repeat the figure from a new place.

The deviser recommends that the "outsiders" (the Ladies in this diagram) should Take right hands on the second and third bars of each 4-bar phrase except when the requirements of the "insiders" Figures make that impossible.