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Red Ghillies

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RED GHILLIES (R4x40) 4C set A Skipper/N McLeod If The Ghillie Fits

1- 8 1s cross down, cast down behind 3s, cross down and cast up around 4s to 3rd place
9-16 1s cross up, cast up behind 2s to 1st place and turn RH 1½ times
17-24 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L and all turn RH
33-40 All set and dance a modified La Baratte:-
' Men ½ turn partners RH and retain hand but at arm's length from each other, Men retrace steps with partner turning right under his arm briefly into Allemande hold (Men behind partner facing Men's original place) and releasing partner's RH she turns under Man's left arm and all change places LH to own sides

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


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