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Findhorn Medley

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FINDHORN MEDLEY (M-(J32+S32+R32)) 3C set Roy Clowes Ormskirk 6

Jig
1- 8 Middle couple (2s) set, cross RH, set to 1st corner and change places LH on sides
9-16 New middle couple (3L+1M) set while corners chase anticlockwise 1 corner place, middle couple cross RH while corners set, middle couple set to 1st corners and change places LH
17-24 New middle couple (1L+3M) set while corners chase anticlockwise 1 corner place, middle couple cross RH while corners set, middle couple set to 1st corners and change places LH (2s now in original place)
25-32 2s stand while corners chase anticlockwise 1 corner place (all now in original places), all set, petronella into centre to form line and set to partner

Strathspey
1- 8 All dance ½ RSh reel of 6 and set to partner
9-16 All Ladies dance RSh round partners and turn partner RH
17-24 All dance ½ RSh reel of 6 and set to partner
25-32 All Men dance RSh round partners and turn partners RH to end in original places

Reel
1- 8 1L dances in front of 2L and behind 3L into centre while 3M dances in front of 2M and behind 1M into centre, 2M dances in front of 1M and behind 3M to 1L place while 2L dances in front of 3L and behind 1L to 3M place to form lines across
9-16 All turn opposite person RH, 1M dances in front of 3M and behind 2M to 2L place while 3L dances in front of 1M and behind 2L to 2M place
17-24 1L dances in front of 2L and behind 3L to 1M place while 3M dances in front of 2M and behind 1M to 3L place, all turn opposite person RH
25-32 2s dance clockwise round to original places while 1s and 3s turn partners RH 1½ times to original places, all circle 6H round to left

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


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Findhorn is a village in Moray, Scotland.

It is located on the eastern shore of Findhorn Bay and immediately south of the Moray Firth. Findhorn is 3 miles (5km) northwest of Kinloss, and about 5 miles (9km) by road from Forres.

In the seventeenth century Findhorn was the principal seaport of Moray and vessels regularly used it to sail to and from all parts of the North Sea and as far as the Baltic Ports.

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The Loading Bank At Findhorn


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