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The Spey In Spate (Haynes)

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THE SPEY IN SPATE (R3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 All dance Inveran reels of 3 on sides with each couple crossing to opposite sides from top place and crossing back from bottom
9-16 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners
25-32 1s turn RH in centre, cast down 1 place opposite sides and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s

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


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The River Spey is a river in the northeast of Scotland, the second longest and the fastest-flowing river in Scotland. It is important for salmon fishing and whisky production.

The Spey changes its course very frequently, either gradually as a result of deposition and erosion from normal flow, or in a matter of hours as a result of going into spate (spate - very fast flood, flash flood). The Spey spates very quickly due to its wide catchment area in the mountains, as a result of rainfall or snow-melt.

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The River Spey In Spate


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