Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hunterston Brooch

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THE HUNTERSTON BROOCH (J4x32) 4C Set Peter Hastings Acme Collection

1- 8 1s (Lady on left) and 4s (Lady on right) in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 2s/4s (RSh to 2M/3L) 1s and 4s end passing LSh to...
9-16 1s and 4s dance reels of 3 with other couples ending with 1s+4s passing LSh to face out between 2s+3s (1s on Men's side and 4s on Ladies' side)
17-24 1s and 4s divide and cast into full Figs of 8 across (Men round 2nd places, Ladies round 3rd places with Ladies' side dancers cross down/up first) while 2s+3s dance R&L ending 1M+4M between 2s facing down and 1L+4L between 3s facing up
25-32 All set twice, 1s+4s chase clockwise ¾ way to own sides and end 2143

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

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The Hunterston Brooch is a highly important Celtic brooch found near Hunterston, North Ayrshire, Scotland, around 1830.
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The Hunterston Brooch

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