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Farewell To The Highlands

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FAREWELL TO THE HIGHLANDS (S4x32) 4C set Alan Davis Blackwater Collection

1- 8 All set and cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across and dance ½ reel of 4 on sides
17-24 1M+2L cross RH and set while partners set and cross RH, 1M+3M cross RH and set while partners set and cross RH
25-32 1M+4L cross RH and set while partners set and cross RH, all turn 2H 1½ times. 2341

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


Farewell to the Highlands
A Davis   Blackwater Collection
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   All set and cross, finishing facing clockwise;

  5-8   all chase halfway, finishing 4s3s2s1s on opposite sides;

  9-12 4s3s 2s1s right hands across;

13-16 4M3M2M1M 4L3L2L1L half reels of 4 on the sides;

17-20 1M2L cross diagonally by the right and set WHILE 1L2M set and cross diagonally by the right;

21-24 1M3M cross diagonally by the right and set WHILE 1L3L set and cross diagonally by the right;

25-28 1M4L cross diagonally by the right and set WHILE 1L4M set and cross diagonally by the right;

29-32 all turn partners 1½ times with both hands, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

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


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