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John Of Bon Accord

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JOHN OF BON ACCORD (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s dance 4 progressive ½ diagonal reels of 3 firstly 1s pass RSh to ½ reel with 2L then 1s pass LSh and ½ reel with 2M
9-16 1s pass RSh and ½ reel with 3L and lastly pass LSh to ½ reel with 3M. (2)(3)1
17-24 1s turn RH and cast up to 2nd place on own sides, dance ½ Fig of 8 around the 2s to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s turn ¾ RH to end in line in centre of dance facing partners (M facing down and L up) and set, ¾ turn RH to end on own sides and set. 213

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


John of Bon Accord
Roy Goldring   RSCDS Book 33
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-16 1s dance four successive half reels of 3 (1M leading throughout):

  1-4   1s2L half reel of 3 (1M1L start by giving right shoulder);

  5-8   1s2M half reel of 3 (1M2M give right shoulder);

  9-12 1s3L half reel of 3 (1M3L give left shoulder);

13-16 1s3M half reel of 3 (1M3M give right shoulder);

17-20 1s turn by the right and cast up on own sides;

21-24 1s half figures of 8 round 2s;

25-26 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ and retain hold to finish in line (Mn facing down, Ls facing up);

27-28 2s1s3s set;

29-30 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ to finish on the sides;

31-32 2s1s3s set on the sides.

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


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