Dance Seann Triubhas Willichan 5982

Also known as “Seann Truibhas Willichan” (spelling).

Strathspey · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Thomas (19C) Wilson
Intensity
80 88 80 88 = 75% (1 turn), 52% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Recommended Music
Extra info
The Gaelic title (pronounced approximately ...

The Gaelic title (pronounced approximately like »shorn troos WILLI-shan«) means »William's Old Trousers«, which has a little less of a Celtic ring to it.

The spelling of Truibhas/Triubhas has been inconsistent for many years. In this database the entry is now spelled »Triubhas«, with the »Truibhas« spelling as an official alias. The reasoning for this is that the »Truibhas« version in the 1974 edition of Book 27 was apparently a typo.

Asked about the spelling in November 2011 the RSCDS (Elspeth Gray) replied:

I ran your email past the Archivist, Marilyn Healy. She has consulted various sources, and her reply is as follows:

"The correct spelling of the word is 'Triubhas' which is what can be found in any decent Gaelic-English dictionary, including those readily available on-line. It was spelled "Truibhas" in the first edition of Book 27 in 1975 but since the book was reprinted (with minor revisions) in 1984 the RSCDS has spelled it consistently - and correctly - "Triubhas". The pocket book Eric refers to was printed in 1976, although it does not have a date of print.

This has been discussed many times and I quote from a reply to a previous enquiry by Iain [sic!] Brockbank:

"I don't claim to be a Gaelic expert, but IU fits the rules I learned - the vowels on either side of a consonant cluster have to match slender (IE) or broad (AOU). Tr__bhas has an 'a' after the bh, so needs a, o or u before it, leading to triubhas. This is probably the reason for the change. When it happened, I can't say".

The Highland Dance is consistently spelled 'Truibhas' - the other way - and I can only assume that this is yet another case where the name was taken from a source before the 20th Century urge to standardise Gaelic orthography."

To this statement from Elspeth, Anselm adds: »Note, though, that Highland Dancing, the official textbook of the SOBHD, spells the highland dance ›Triubhas‹, and has done so since the first edition of 1955.«

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Seann Triubhas Willichan Terpsichore Terpsichore, Scottish Dance Music CD+ 5 S32 88:15 61.9 [S] My Dearie/Liz's Lilt/Tae Daunton Me/How Can I Live at the Top of the Mountain
Seann Triubhas Willichan Olympians Scottish Dance Band Book 27. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances LP+ 9 S32 44:30 67.5 [S] My Dearie/The Lost Boat/The Bonniest Lass in a' the World
Seann Triubhas Willichan Olympians Scottish Dance Band Scottish Dance Favourites Volume 2 CD 3 S32 44:30 67.5 [S] My Dearie/The Lost Boat/The Bonniest Lass in a' the World
Seann Truibhas Willichan Rob Gordon and his Band Country Dance, Ceilidh Dance CD 4 S32 44:28 67.0 My Dearie/Miss Laura Andrew/Miss Graham of Inchbrakie
Seann Truibhas Willichan Rob Gordon and his Band Caledonian Ball, The - Vol 4 LP 4 S32 44:28 67.0 My Dearie/Miss Laura Andrew/Miss Graham of Inchbrakie
Seann Triubhas Willichan Charlie Jemmett and His Band Dancer's Choice LP 3 S32 80:00 0.0 My Dearie/O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking/The Wark o' the Weavers
Seann Triubhas Willichan Muriel A Johnstone Preliminary Test MC 12 S32 40:00 0.0
Seann Triubhas Willichan Bobby Brown and The Scottish Accent Music for Scottish Country Dancing LP 3 S32 66:45 67.5 My Dearie/The Flower o' the Quern/Jocky's Ta'en the Pairtin Kiss/The Celtic Lament/Bonnie Jean
Seann Triubhas Willichan Olympians Scottish Dance Band Music for Fifteen Dances MC 6 S32 88:15 61.9 My Dearie/The Lost Boat/The Bonniest Lass in a' the World
Seann Truibhas Willichan The Scotsmen Two More Couples Please LP 8 S32 80:00 0.0 My Dearie/Miss Susan Campbell Menzies/Jessie/MacPherson's Lament
Seann Truibhas Willichan Bobby Brown and The Scottish Accent Celtic Fire in the Music CD 8 S32 66:15 62.5 [S] My Dearie/The Flower o' the Quern/Jocky's Ta'en the Pairtin Kiss/The Celtic Lament/Bonnie Jean
Seann Truibhas Willichan Frank Thomson and his Scottish Dance Band Book 27. Music for Twelve Scottish Country Dances CD 9 S32 88:37 64.6 [S] My Dearie/Da Auld Planti Crub/Pam's Magic Harmonies/Ode to Dr Lindsey Thomson/Miss Mairead MacBeath of the Isle of Skye/Mary of Argyle/Mary Morison
Seann Truibhas Willichan Jim Lindsay and his Band Reel of the Puffins CD 9 S32 88:09 61.1 [S] My Dearie/Corn Rigs/O' A' the Airts/John Anderson, my Jo/The Waking of the Fauld/My Love is like a Red Red Rose/Green Grow the Rashes/A Man's a Man for A' That

Seann Triubhas Willichan 2/4L · S32

1–
1c cast off behind own lines and cast back
9–
1W+2M set and change places RH while{4} 1M+2W change places RH and set ; repeat
17–
1c lead down the middle | turn RH ; lead up and cast off to 2pl (2c up)
25–
2c+1c set | turn BH ; open into circle4 L.

Seann Triubhas Willichan 2/4L · S32

1-8
1s cast & dance down behind own lines, turn outwards & dance back to top
9-16
1L+2M set & change places RH while 1M+2L change places & set & repeat
17-24
1s lead down for 2 steps, turn RH, lead up to top & cast to 2nd place
25-32
2s+1s set & turn partner 2H opening out to circle 4H round to left

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James Wilson
Added on: Jan. 4, 2015, 11:19 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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Pavel Dvornikov
Added on: May 25, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
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Truus de Ceuster
Added on: Sept. 12, 2012, 8:39 a.m.
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Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: Oct. 1, 2012, 9:45 a.m.
Quality: Informal/Social

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Added on: March 23, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
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