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The Cock O' The North

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THE COCK O' THE NORTH (J8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times to end with 1L in 2L place and 2M in 1M place facing out while their partners set to each other and cast down/up to face partner, 2s and 1s turn LH on sides
9-16 2s and 1s repeat back to place (1M and 2L turning to start)
17-24 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
25-32 1s cross RH, cast, dance ½ Fig of 8 ending in 2nd place while 2s ½ turn RH, dance up, cast 1 place and cross up to top place

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


Dance Information

The Cock o' the North is a nickname for The Chief of Clan Gordon. It was first used for the 4th Duke of Gordon, Alexander Gordon, who raised the 92nd Regiment of Foot in 1794. (This regiment became the Gordon Highlanders).

Cock o' the North is also a tune which is played as a military march by the Gordon Highlanders.



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