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Ellwyn's Fairy Glen

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ELLWYN'S FAIRY GLEN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John M Duthie 8 SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, DoSiDo and set
9-16 1s dance out between 2s+3s opposite sides, cast round 3s, dance out between 2s+3s own sides, 1M casts round 3M as 1L casts round 2L to 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
25-32 1s ½ turn partner LH (3 claps) then ½ turn partner RH (3 claps), all circle 6H round to left ½ way to places

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


Ellwyn's Fairy Glen
John M Duthie   8 SCDs
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s2s3s set;

  3-6   1s 2s 3s dos-à-dos;

  7-8   1s2s3s set;

  9-12 1s cross down to 2nd place, cast and meet below 3s;

13-16 1L dance out between 2L 3L, cast up round 2L and finish facing 2M WHILE 1M dance out between 2M 3M, cast round 3M and finish facing 3L;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners;

25-26 1s cross by the left and all clap 3 times;

27-28 1s cross by the right and all clap 3 times;

29-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round to the left.

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


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Ellwyn's "Fairy" Glen (or fairie glen) is near to Tweedbank, Galashiels on the Scottish Borders.
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Ellwyn's Fairy Glen


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