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Fair Donald

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FAIR DONALD (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

1- 8 1s dance down 1 place and cast up on own side to places, dance down 2 places and cast up on own side and face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance diagonal Reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass partner LSh to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance diagonal Reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end in centre facing up between 2s
25-32 1s cast to 2nd place and 2s+1s+3s set, 2s+1s+3s turn partners 2H. 213

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


Fair Donald
Anon   RSCDS Book 29
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s lead down below 2s and cast up on own sides to places;

  5-8   1s lead down below 3s and cast up on own sides to finish facing first corners;

  9-16 1s diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, finishing by passing partner left shoulder to face second corners;

17-24 1s diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing (1L on 1M's right) facing up between 2s;

25-28 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place;

29-30 2s1s3s set;

31-32 2s 1s 3s turn partners with both hands.

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


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