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The Haggis Tree

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THE HAGGIS TREE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Autumn Collection 83

1- 8 1s set and cross RH, 1s+2s set and 1L+2L cross to other sides while 1M casts down as 2M casts up (to right of other Lady)
9-16 1s+2s set and dance La Baratte:-
' Men ½ turn Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
' Couples change places LH to opposite places
17-24 1s+2s set, dance RH across 1¼ times round (4 bars), 1s dance out through original place and cast to 2nd place while 2s ½ turn RH to end 1st place own side
25-32 2s+1s set, circle 4H round to left ½ way, turn partners 2H, opening out into circle 4H round to left to finish on own sides

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

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Haggis is a dish containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmered in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.
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