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Cramond Bridge

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CRAMOND BRIDGE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Valerie Farr London Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, cross LH and cast (Lady up, Man down), to meet in middle in prom hold facing 2nd Man
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners and ½ reel with 2nd corners, end in middle facing Ladies' side
17-24 1s lead out, cross and cast (Lady up, Man down) to meet in middle, 1s turn RH as 2s+3s dance ½ R&L
25-32 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place and 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

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

Cramond Bridge
Valerie Farr   London Jubilee Book
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s cross by the left, 1L cast up round 2L WHILE 1M cast down round 3M, finishing in promenade hold facing out on Mn's side;

  9-12 1s with 2M3L half reel of 3 (right shoulder to 2M to start);

13-16 1s with 3M2L half reel of 3 (right shoulder to 3M to start) finishing facing out on Ls' side;

17-20 1s cross out of the Ls' side and cast (L up, M down) to meet in the centre of the set;

21-24 1s turn by the right 1¼ times, finishing on own sides of the centre line, facing up, WHILE 3s2s half rights and lefts;

25-26 taking nearer hands, 1s lead up;

27-28 1s cast on own sides;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

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

Dance Notes

  3-4   2s step up.

13-16 1s finish by releasing right hands.

27-28 On the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 1s cast two places WHILE 3s step up.

29-32 All turn.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Dance Information

Valerie Cramond was for many years the RSCDS teacher of the Amersham Scottish Country Dancing Group; she married Bill Farr, leader of MacBain's Band which played widely throughout southern England in the latter part of the 20th century.

Dance information by Reuben Freemantle.

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