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The Thousand Islands Hornpipe

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THE THOUSAND ISLANDS HORNPIPE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) W. Ernst Eder Martello Tower 2

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on sides round standing 2s+3s (1s dance in to start) and end in centre facing 2s (who face up)
9-16 1s+2s dance the Rondel, 1s ending BtoB in middle facing own sides
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles and end on own sides in 2nd place
25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple

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


Dance Information

The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario.

The 1,864 islands range in size from over 40 square miles (100 km2) to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, or uninhabited outcroppings of rocks that are only home to migratory waterfowl. To count as one of the Thousand Islands these minimum criteria had to be met:
1) Above water level year round;
2) Have an area greater than 1 square foot (0.093 m2); and
3) Support at least one living tree.

Thousand Islands Image
Sunset Over One Of The Smallest Of The Thousand Islands


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