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The Glenalmond Gamekeeper

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THE GLENALMOND GAMEKEEPER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 6

1- 8 1s cross dance to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides with 1s and 3s ending in centre facing down/up
9-16 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain ending with 1M facing Ladies' side and 3M facing Men's side with partners behind them
17-24 1M also 3M (followed by partners and cast to start) dance a Fig of 8 round standing 2s passing firstly LSh in middle and then RSh to end back in middle
25-32 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
33-40 1s+2s set and dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (1s cast to start) with 1s ending in 2nd place. 213

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


The Glenalmond Gamekeeper
John Drewry   Bankhead Book
Reel   8 x 40 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s cross down into mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides with 2s3s, finishing 2s in places, 1s 3s left shoulder to left shoulder with partner, 1L 3M facing down, 1M 3L facing up;

  9-16 1s3s ladies' chain, finishing 1M followed by 1L facing Ls' side, 3M followed by 3L facing Mn's side;

17-20 with Mn leading, 1s 3s dance tandem half figures of 8 around 2s, passing left shoulder in the middle;

21-24 with Mn leading 1s 3s dance tandem half figures of 8 around 2s, passing right shoulder in the middle;

25-32 1s2s3s 6 hands round and back;

33-34 1s2s set;

37-40 1s2s ¾ double figures of 8 across, 1s casting to start, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


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Glenalmond is a glen in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
It is situated some 12 miles to the west of the city of Perth and forms the upper portion of the strath of the River Almond.

A gamekeeper is a person who looks after an area of countryside to make sure there is enough game for shooting, or fish for angling, and who actively manages areas of woodland, moorland, waterway or farmland for the benefit of game birds, deer, fish and wildlife in general.

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Gamekeeper


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