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The Loch Michigan Rant

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THE LOCH MICHIGAN RANT (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Martin Mulligan Chicago 10th Anniv Collection

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end BtoB with Lady facing up and Man down
9-16 1s slip step to left and circle 6H (with 2s+3s) round 1¼ way into lines across (2M+1L+3M at top and 2L+1M+3L at bottom) and lines set
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L (cross RH up/down to start)
29-32 1s cross RH and all set
33-40 2s+1s+3s Advance for 1 step, turn right about and chase ¾ way to own sides and 1s turn RH

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


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Since this dance is from the Chicago Collection I feel it's a fair assumption that 'Loch Michigan' is a word-play on 'Lake Michigan', one of the five Great Lakes of North America with Chicago located at the southern tip.
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'Loch' Michigan


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