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City Of Stirling Reel

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CITY OF STIRLING REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance Snowball Grand Chain (1s+2s change places on sides to start). (3)(1)(2)
9-16 1s cross (pass RSh) and ½ turn RH person in 3rd corner, 1s followed by corners change places (diag) passing LSh and 1s cast to 2nd place (opposite sides) as corners end in original places
17-24 1s cross (pass LSh) and ½ turn LH person in 4th corner, 1s followed by corners change places (diag) passing RSh and 1s cast to 2nd place (opposite sides) as corners end in original places. 2(1)3
25-32 All turn RH (4 bars) and 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Lady up and Man down)

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


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Stirling is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area.

The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth.

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Stirling City


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