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Cadgers In The Canongate

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CADGERS IN THE CANONGATE (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Walsh RSCDS Book 9

1- 8 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M crosses to give RSh to 2L and 1L crosses down giving LSh to 3M)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L crosses to give RSh to 2L and 1M crosses down giving LSh to 3M)
17-24 1s set to 2L, set facing down, set to 2M and back to places
25-32 1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and dance LH back to places
33-40 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH 1½ times to own sides
41-48 2s+1s dance R&L

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


Cadgers in the Canongate
Walsh   RSCDS Book 9
Reel   8 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s parallel reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M giving right shoulder to 2L, 1L giving right shoulder to 2M);

  9-16 1s parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing facing 2L;

17-20 1s set twice to 2L;

21-24 1s set twice to 2M, finishing in original places;

25-26 1s2s set;

27-28 1s2s right hands across halfway;

29-30 2s1s set;

31-32 2s1s left hands across halfway;

33-36 1s cross by the right and cast;

37-40 1s turn by the left 1½ times;

41-48 2s1s rights and lefts.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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Dance Information

A 'cadger' was a hired carrier of goods.

The Canongate is the most celebrated of Edinburgh's historic streets.

The word 'gate' is the Germanic word for road, or way. The Canongate is so named because it was the 'way' from the walled town on the castle rock down to the Augustinian abbey of the Holyrood.

The Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh Image
The Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh


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