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The New Fowlis Hall

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THE NEW FOWLIS HALL (J4x32) 4C set Mary Cant

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across, 1s and 4s chase clockwise ½ way and end 1s in 4th place and 4s in 1st place opposite sides
9-16 All dance reel of 4 on sides and end facing up/down
17-24 1s and 4s ½ turn facing person RH and dance LH across in middle and cross LH with partner to own side. 2413
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

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Dance Information

The dance was devised by Mary Cant to celebrate the opening of the new Fowlis Easter Hall in southwest Angus, Scotland, on June 22nd 2002. The formations in the dance reflect the architecture of the building: the wheels represent the round stacks of corn; the chase represents the passageways outside the main hall; the reel of four represents weaving in and out of the various rooms; and the dance finishes with a celebratory circle representing the main hall, comprised of the two largest stacks.

Fowlis is about 6 miles west of Dundee, Scotland. The hall was designed by Iain Dunsire of Battledown Studio, Forgandenny, Perthshire, taking inspiration from paintings of Angus stackyards by the eminent landscape artist James McIntosh Patrick.

New Fowlis Hall Image
Fowlis Easter Hall
Community Hall For Fowlis

Image Copyright Richard Webb under this Creative Commons Licence.
Dance information by Bruce Marshall.

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