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Carlisle Castle

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CARLISLE CASTLE (S8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1M+2s dance ½ reel of 3 across, 1M picks up partner in promenade to end reel and 1s dance into centre (2nd place opposite side) facing down
9-16 1s dance out opposite side, down behind 3s and into centre BtoB facing 3s, (Man facing Lady) set to 3s and turn (1M with RH and 1L with LH)
17-24 1s dance up between 3s, up behind 2s into centre BtoB facing 2s, set to 2s and turn (1M with LH and 1L with RH) to end at top on opposite side
25-32 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down to start) with 1s crossing down to 2nd place at end
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain

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

Dance Information

Carlisle Castle is situated in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, near the ruins of Hadrian's Wall.

The castle is over 900 years old and has been the scene of many historical episodes in British history. Given the proximity of Carlisle to the border between England and Scotland, it has been the centre of many wars and invasions. Today the castle is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public.

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Carlisle Castle

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