Dance Petronella 5239

The dance is named for the very old tune also known by various derivative names such as Petronelle. The tune has been memorably described by one well-known Scottish musician as more of a drumbeat than a tune.

The exact origin of the name of the tune is unknown but it has been suggested that it refers to the sister of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor married Louis VII of France in 1137. According to some sources, Eleanor and Petronella accompanied the King on a Crusade and Petronella regularly led troops into battle while naked from the waist up.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Petronella P/M James R Robertson Scottish Pipes for Dancing LP 16 R32 80:00 0.0 The Barren Rocks of Aden/Brown Haired Maiden/Jenny's Black E'e
Petronella David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 3 CD 5 R32 84:33 34.1 [S] Petronella/The Stornoway Sailor/Tom Ireland's Reel/The Hesleyside Reel/Stan Saunders' Hornpipe/The General Election/Brumley Brae/Kiwi's Reel
Petronella Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Fifteen Dances, Part Two MC 1 R32 84:38 34.8 [S] Petronella/The Persian Dance/Polly Stewart/The Rose Tree
Petronella Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Reflections CD+ 12 R32 84:38 34.8 [S] Petronella/The Persian Dance/Polly Stewart/The Rose Tree
Petronella Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Book 1. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances CD+ 1 R32 84:38 34.8 [S] Petronella/The Persian Dance/Polly Stewart/The Rose Tree
Petronella Lindsay Ross & his Scottish Dance Band Lindsay Ross & his Scottish Dance Band LP 1 R32 40:00 0.0 Petronella/Miss E. Lyall/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/Waves of Tory
Petronella Berkeley Scottish Players Heather and Yon LP 1 R32 84:30 33.8 Petronella/The Persian Dance/Niel Gow's Farewell to Whisky
Petronella Tim Wright Kelpie Magic ? 5 R32 30:00 0.0
Petronella Graeme Mitchell and his Scottish Dance Band Fine Fettle ? 8 R32 40:00 0.0
Petronella Unknown Dancing Throu' Scotland ? 11 R32 80:00 0.0
Petronella Dancing Strings of Scotland Dancing Strings of Scotland LP+ 9 R32 84:17 32.1 Petronella/Lord Randall's Bride/The Girl I Left Behind Me/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl
Petronella Jimmy Shand and his Band King of the Melodeon Men CD 17 R2:54 0 Petronella/The Persian Dance
Petronella Rob Gordon and his Band Scotch Mist LP 7 R32 80:00 0.0 We're a' Noddin'/The Lass o' Patie's Mill
Petronella Jim MacLeod and his Band Keep on Scottish Country Dancing with... LP 1 R32 80:00 0.0 Petronella/Dan McIldowie's Reel/Allan Murray's Fancy
Petronella John Turner and the Fiddletree Band Stalking the Wild Bagpipe LP 3 R32 80:00 0.0 Petronella/Staten Island/The Angus Reel/The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
Petronella The Thistle Band On Stage With..., Volume 3 LP+ 10 R32 80:00 0.0 Petronella/The Persian Dance/Waverley Steps/Roxburgh Castle
Petronella Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band The Reel Party CD 11 R32 84:28 33.5 [S] Petronella/The New High Level/The Deveron Reel/Always Welcome
Petronella Frank Reid Saint Andrew's Ball - Volume 2 CD 10 R32 105:29 32.9
Petronella The Colin Dewar Quartet Music for Collins Pocket Reference. Vol 2 CD 14 R32 84:42 35.2 Petronella/Pam Finlayson's Reel/Ellenbrook/The Fair Maid of Perth
Petronella Marie Fielding & Friends Memories of Jim Johnstone CD 10 R32 42:25 36.2 Petronella/Lord Randall's Bride/The Girl I Left Behind Me/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl
Petronella Ed Brydie and his Band Ed Brydie and his Scottish Ramblers LP 6 R32 63:16 32.7 Hey, Johnnie Cope/Back o' Bennachie
Petronella Jimmy Shand and his Band Scottish Ramble LP 6 R32 84:35 34.4 Petronella/The Persian Dance/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet
Petronella Jimmy Shand and his Band Awa' Frae Hame LP 6 R32 84:35 34.4 Petronella/The Persian Dance/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet
Petronella Max Houliston and his Scottish Band Come Home to Scotland LP 5 R32 60:00 0.0 Petronella/Bonnie Banchory/Miss Monaghan
Petronella Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Iain MacPhail Celebrates in South America CD 11 R32 84:29 33.6 Petronella/Babes in the Wood/Timour the Tartar/Iain MacPhail's Welcome to Brazil/The Drummer
Petronella Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band Jim Cameron's Scottish Dance Band Vol 2 CD 2 R32 52:45 33.0 The Persian Dance/Birnam Wood/Davy Nick Nack/The Girl I Left Behind Me
Petronella Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band CD 16 R32 52:38 31.6 Petronella/The Lass o' Patie's Mill
Petronella Chalmers Wood The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 1 CD 5 R32 42:24 36.0 [S] Petronella/The Persian Dance/Chester Castle
Petronella Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 2 CD 7 R32 84:18 32.2 [S] Petronella/The Lass o' Patie's Mill/The Bonnie Toon O' Edinburgh
Petronella Ceilidh Folk Edinburgh Schottische Tänze CD 10 R32 84:36 34.5 [S] Petronella/Aiken Drum/Miss Forbes' Farewell to Banff
Petronella William Hannah and his Band William Hannah and his Band CD 1 R32 52:42 32.4 Petronella
Petronella Graham Geddes and his Scottish Dance Band Live at the Beach Ballroom CD 13 R32 84:41 35.1
Petronella Graham Geddes and his Scottish Dance Band Live at the Beach Ballroom CD 17 R32 42:27 36.8
Petronella David South and his Scottish Dance Band Another Scottish Ramble CD 6 R32 84:34 34.2 Petronella/The Persian Dance/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet

Petronella 2/4L · R32

1–
1c Petronella Turn | set ; repeat (1x,2)
9–
Repeat (1,2)
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Poussette (2,1)

Petronella 2/4L · R32

1-16
1s dance full petronella back to places
17-24
1s lead down the middle & back again
25-32
1s+2s dance Poussette

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