Blervie Castle

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Dance details

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Name: Blervie Castle Type: Strathspey Times & Bars: 4 X 32
Set: 4 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 4
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1991
Published in: The First Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Music: "Bovaglie's Plaid", Traditional


Dance instructions

1 - 8 1s & 2s also 3s & 4s dance double figures of eight, 1s & 3s dancing in & down to start.
9 - 16 1s & 3s cross down into reels of 4 on the opposite sides passing down between 2s & 4s respectively to start.

Finish in original places but with 1s & 3s on opposite sides.

17 - 24 1s & 3s cross down right hand into 2nd & 4th place respectively on own sides while 2s & 4s cast up 1 place.

2s & 1s, also 4s & 3s dance 4 hands across ½ way.

All turn partner 1½ times.

25 - 32 1s & 2s, also 3s & 4s dance a ½ diamond pousette.

1s & 4s dance a ½ diamond pousette to finish 2,4,1,3.

Notes

References

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published