Braes of Dornoch is an English Country Dance. It was published by Johnson in 1752 in Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, Vol 8. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 1989 and published in Retreads Vol.4. Found in The Playford Assembly. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: G major.
The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album Strong Roots. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 94 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A||1-4||1s lead down below 3s then cast up to 2nd place as 2s move up|
|5-8||1s two hand turn|
|9-12||1s lead up and cast back to 2nd place|
|13-16||1s two hand turn 3/4s, woman face up, man down, join hands with closest end couple|
|B||1-2||Set forward and back|
|3-4||1s turn the person in their left hands|
|5-8||1s turn other person right and move to 2nd place proper|
|9-12||Partner back to back|
|13-16||1s+3s three changes of rights and lefts as 2s two hand turn|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1989 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
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