Brady of Strabane (aka Killarney Christmas) CopperKnob - Linedance Stepsheets

Count: 32Wall: 2Level: Beginner (Traditional or Contra)

Choreographer: Lynne Herman (US) & David Herman (US) – December 2018

Music: "Brady Of Strabane" (2:18), by The Irish Rovers, Album: The Irish Rovers 50 Years, Vol 1



INTRO: 8 Counts
NO TAGS OR RESTARTS
ENDS AT 12:00, COUNT 4 OF FINAL WALL
ALTERNATE MUSIC:
- For a longer (2:42) more well-known track, use “Weigh, Hey and Up She Rises”, popularly known as the drunken sailor song! Also performed by The Irish Rovers, from their album “The Irish Rovers’ Gems”
- The Christmas version is “Killarney Christmas” at https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/killarney-christmas-ID128714.aspx

S1: RIGHT HEEL HOOK, SHUFFLE FORWARD, LEFT HEEL HOOK, SHUFFLE FORWARD
12Touch right heel forward (1), hook RF over LF (2)
3&4Step RF forward (3), step LF beside RF (&), step RF forward (4)
56Touch left heel forward (5), hook LF over RF (6)
7&8Step LF forward (7), step RF beside LF (&), step LF forward (8)

S2: FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, TRIPLE ½ RIGHT, FORWARD ROCK, RECOVER, BACK COASTER
12Rock RF forward (1), recover weight to LF (2)
3&4Turn ¼ right stepping RF to right side (3), step LF beside RF (&), turn ¼ right stepping RF forward (4) (6:00)
56Rock LF forward (1), recover weight to RF (2)
7&8Step LF back (7), step RF beside LF (&), step LF forward (8)

S3: CROSS DIP, RISE BACK, CHASSE RIGHT, CROSS DIP, RISE BACK, CHASSE LEFT
1Cross RF in front of LF (1) (OPTIONAL: bend right knee & dip right shoulder)
2Step LF back (2) (OPTIONAL: rise from bend/dip)
3&4Step RF to right side (3), close LF beside RF (&), step RF to right side (4)
5Cross LF in front of RF (5) (OPTIONAL: bend left knee & dip left shoulder)
6Step RF back (6) (OPTIONAL: rise from bend/dip)
7&8Step LF to left side (7), close RF beside LF (&), step LF to left side (8)

S4: POINT RIGHT, HOLD, POINT LEFT, HOLD, HEEL & HEEL & TOUCH, CLAP X2
12&Point right toe to right side (1), hold (2), recover RF (with weight) beside LF (&)
34&Point left toe to left side (3), hold (4), recover LF (with weight) beside RF (&)
5&Touch right heel forward (5), recover RF (with weight) beside LF (&)
6&Touch left heel forward (6), recover LF (with weight) beside RF (&)
7&8Touch RF beside LF (7), clap (&), clap (8)

FOR CONTRA DANCING: This is a “stay in your lane” contra dance. You will always pass between the same two dancers.
Rather than the “cross bend/dip” steps in Section 3, dancers might “high five” each diagonal dancer in turn.

CONTACT: Lynne and David Herman, linedance4life@gmail.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This new Stepsheet came about after several requests for a “non-Christmas” version of the dance. Our special thanks to Nora Kodet for helping us select the new music.