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Balvenie Castle

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BALVENIE CASTLE (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, Petronella-in-tandem to right, set and Petronella-in-tandem to opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s also 4s+3s set, ½ turn partners 2H and open out to dance 4H round to left. 2143
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across ½ way, 2s and 3s complete RH across back to place while 1M followed by partner dances down to 3rd place and crosses to own side as 4L followed by partner dances up to 2nd place and crosses to own side, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance LH across. 2413
25-32 4s and 3s lead up LH 1 place, cross and cast to 2nd/4th place, lead up RH, cross and cast 1 place

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Balvenie Castle is a ruined castle near Dufftown in the Moray region of Scotland.

Originally known as Mortlach, it was built in the 12th century by the Comyn Clan (the Black Comyns) and extended in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1562.

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Balvenie Castle


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