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The Pines Of Pitlochry

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THE PINES OF PITLOCHRY (J8x48) 3C (4C set) Sam Firth SCD Archives

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and 1M round 3s end in centre each facing 1st corner and holding LH
9-16 1s set to 1st corners, turn inwards and set to 3rd corner, ¼ turn RH and set to 2nd corners, turn inwards and set to 4th corner
17-24 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s turn 1½ times LH in centre while 2s and 3s chase round clockwise ½ way
25-32 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across (same couple but at other end), 1s turn 1½ LH while 2s and 3s chase round clockwise ½ way
33-40 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance full LSh reels of 3, 1s ending on own sides in 2nd place
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


The Pines of Pitlochry
Sam Firth   SCD Archives
Jig   8 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s half figures of 8 (L up, M down), finishing by taking left hands to face first corners;

  9-10 1s set to first corners, drop hands, turn on the spot halfway to face partner's first corners and take right hands;

11-12 1s set to partner's first corners and turn ¼ by the right, finishing facing second corners;

13-14 1s set to second corners, drop hands, turn on the spot halfway to face partner's second corners and take left hands;

15-16 1s set to partner's second corners;

17-20 2s1L 1M3s right hands across;

21-24 1s turn by the left 1½ times WHILE 2M 2L 3M 3L chase clockwise halfway round the set;

25-32 repeat bars 17-24 from new positions;

33-40 2s1L 1M3s reels of 3 across;

41-48 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

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


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Dance Information

Pines are coniferous trees in the genus Pinus in the family Pinaceae. They make up the monotypic subfamily Pinoideae. There are about 115 species of pine, although different authorities accept between 105 and 125 species.

Pitlochry dates largely from Victorian times, though the area known as Moulin, once a separate village, is older. Moulin Kirk was granted by the Earl of Atholl to Dunfermline Abbey in 1180. Moulin became a burgh of barony in 1511.

Pitlochry is a burgh in the council area of Perth and Kinross, Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Its success as a tourist resort was due to Queen Victoria visiting the area in 1842, and the arrival of the railway in 1863.

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Pitlochry Surrounded By Pines


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