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Forth Bridge Jig

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FORTH BRIDGE JIG (J4x32) 4C set Heather Knox RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 1s+2s form arches on the side and set, 1s+2s+3s form arches and set, 1s+2s+3s+4s form arches and set twice
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s dance LH across ½ way, 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way and all cross to own sides LH
17-24 2s+3s+4s+1s set, 1s adv to partner and set facing up with 2s+3s+4s setting and forming arches, 1s lead up to top (under arches) all end on sides
25-32 1s cast behind 2s, dance down in front of 3s, cast down behind 4s and turn RH

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


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Devised for the centenary celebrations of the Forth Rail bridge by Heather Knox in 1988.

The Forth Railway Bridge.
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although strictly speaking this is incorrect. The bridge connects Scotland's capital city with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described as "the one internationally recognised Scottish landmark"

Built between 1883 and 1890, the bridge is, even today, regarded as an engineering marvel. It is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in length, and the double track is elevated 46 m (approx. 150 ft) above high tide.

Forth Railway Bridge Image
The Forth Railway Bridge


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