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The Duke Of Atholl's Reel

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THE DUKE OF ATHOLL'S REEL (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Thomas Skillern RSCDS Book 16

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, set and dance ½ LH across back to places
9-16 1M+2L set advancing and turn RH back to places, 1L+2M set advancing and turn RH back to places
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s to 2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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


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The title Duke of Atholl, named after Atholl in Scotland, was created only one time in British history by Queen Anne in 1703, for John Murray, 2nd Marquess of Atholl with a special remainder failing his heirs male to those of his father the 1st Marquess.

The Dukes of Atholl's traditional residence is Blair Castle and The Duke of Atholl is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Murray.

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The Duke Of Atholl's Residence, Blair Castle


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