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The Cashmere Shawl

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THE CASHMERE SHAWL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Strathtay Album

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast down 2 places, cross LH and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s turn RH and turn 1st corners LH, turn 2nd corners RH and turn partner LH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 1s change places RH with person diagonally to right and new centre couple LH with person diag left, new centre couple RH diag right and all cross back LH

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


The Cashmere Shawl
Iain Boyd   Strathtay Album
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s turn by the right;

  3-4   1s cast 2 places on own sides;

  5-8   1s cross by the left and cast up to 2nd place (opposite sides);

  9-12 1s turn partner by the right, first corners by the left;

13-16 1s turn second corners by the right, partner by the left;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners (finishing 3s1s2s on opposite sides);

25-26 3L1M 1L2M cross diagonally by the right (Ls going down);

27-28 3M2M 3L2L cross diagonally by the left (3s going down);

29-30 1M2L 3M1L cross diagonally by the right (Mn going down);

31-32 2s1s3s cross by the left.

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


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