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Tam O' Shanter (Priddey)

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TAM O' SHANTER (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Tam O' Shanter Set

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance RSh reel of 4 with 1st corners and end with a LH turn to dance face out opposite sides between 2s+3s
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2nd+1st corners (LSh to 2nd corner to start) and turn LH to face 4th corner
25-32 1s dance reel of 4 with 4th corners and pass LSh to end Lady between 2s and Man between 3s
33-40 1s dance reel of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corner and end in 2nd place own sides
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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A Tam O'Shanter is the most common Scottish bonnet worn by men. It was named after the character Tam o' Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns.

The bonnet is made of wool with a toorie (pompon) in the centre, and the crown is about twice the diameter of the head.

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Tam O'Shanter As Worn By The Royal Highland Fusiliers Battalion Of The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

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