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Neaps An' Haggis

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NEAPS AN' HAGGIS (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Rondel Book

1- 8 1s+2M dance reel of 3 across (1s pass LSh and 2M casts up to start)
9-16 1M+2L cross RH but 2L goes to 2M place as 2M casts to top, 1s+2s set diagonally, advance and Men join hands as Ladies joins hands under them, 1s+2s set and Men raise hands and lower them behind Ladies and on last bar Ladies drop hands and place them behind Men
17-24 1s+2s circle to left 2¼ times gradually expanding to normal circle and end with 2s in top place on opposite sides and 1s in 2nd place on own side
25-32 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 around 1s and 2s+1s turn LH

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

Dance Information

Neap is a small village in the east coast of the Mainland of the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Neep is the Scottish word for Rutabaga. The rutabaga, swede (from Swedish turnip), or yellow turnip is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip.

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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Neeps, Tatties An' Haggis

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