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The Bullers Of Buchan

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THE BULLERS OF BUCHAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 1

1- 8 1M followed by 2L dance up and across to end in centre facing down while 2L followed by 1L dance down and across to face partners
1s+2s set; change places RH with partners and chase clockwise to own sides having changed places
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round to left for 4 steps; set; dance on 1 more step and cast to chase anticlockwise to sides
17-24 1M dances LH across with his corners ½ way; 1M+1L also 3L+2M and 2L+3M all turn RH (4 bars); 1M dances LH across with corners to places
25-32 1L dances RH across with her corners ½ way; 1M+1L also 3L+2M and 2L+3M all turn RH (4 bars); 1L dances RH across with corners to places

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


Dance Information

The name Bullers of Buchan refers both to a collapsed sea cave and to the adjacent village, situated about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Peterhead in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The collapsed sea cave forms an almost circular chasm (the "pot") some 30 metres (98 ft) deep, where the sea rushes in through a natural archway.

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