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Caddam Wood

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CADDAM WOOD (R5x32) 5C set John W Mitchell SCD Archives

1- 8 1s+5s cross RH, cast in 1 place and turn partners RH 1¼ times to end in line in the middle Ladies facing down and Men up
9-16 1s+5s dance RSh reel of 4 in middle while 2s+3s+4s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides (3L up and 3M down to start)
17-24 2s+1s also 5s+4s dance RH across and LH back ending with 1M facing 5L in centre
25-32 1M+5L turn RH 1½ times to change place, then 1L+5L also 1M+5M turn LH 1½ times to end own sides Men's side 23451 and Ladies 51234
Repeat with new partners 4 more times

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


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Dance Information

The name of the dance 'Caddam Wood' probably has nothing at all to do with the tract of wooded land in County Angus just to the north of Kirriemuir (about twenty miles north of Dundee. It was probably simply named after the piece of music by the same name, reputably penned by Kirriemuir's Jim Cameron or Coupar Angus's Adam Rennie.

But that's no reason not to show you what Caddam Wood looks like anyway!

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Pathway In Caddam Wood, Kirriemuir


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