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The Dean Bridge Of Edinburgh

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THE DEAN BRIDGE OF EDINBURGH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alec Hay RSCDS Book 23

1- 8 1s+2s Set+Link, 1s+3s Set+Link
9-16 2s+3s+1s advance for 1 step and retire, ½ turn 2H into centre, set and twirl out to opposite sides
17-24 2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain for 2 hands (2s in 1st place cross) to end (1)23, 1s+2s Set+Link (1s end in double triangle position facing opposite sides)
25-26 All Adv+Ret (1 step)
27-28 All advance 1 step and turn right about
29-30 All Adv+Ret (1 step)
31-32 1s cross RH as 2s+3s repeat bars 27-28

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

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The Dean Bridge was built in 1831 by Thomas Telford across the gorge near the village of Dean to the north west of Edinburgh city centre.
It is a Grade A listed structure and now carries the A90 Queensferry road 106 feet (32 metres) high across the Water of Leith.

Also see the dance The Bridge Of Sighs by John Drewry.

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The Dean Bridge Of Edinburgh

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