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Cuillins Of Skye

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CUILLINS OF SKYE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 4 SCDs 1978

1- 8 1s cross RH while 2s+3s change places on sides (Ladies LH and Men RH) and dance reels of 3 on the sides (1s out and down, 3s in and up)
9-16 1s cast 1 place on opposite sides (3s dance up) and dance ½ Figs of 8 (Lady up and Man down), 1s meet in centre and turn LH 1¼ times
17-24 RH across 1L+3s (at top) and 1M+2s (3rd place), 1s finish in 2nd place own sides; 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance the Knot

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

Dance Notes

1st couple finish in second place on their own sides at the end of bar 20.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

The Cuillin are a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The true Cuillin are also known as the Black Cuillin to distinguish them from the Red Hills across Glen Sligachan.

The highest point of the Cuillin, and of the Isle of Skye, is Sgurr Alasdair in the Black Cuillin at 992 m (3255 ft).

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Cuillins Of Skye


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