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The Toast Of Bon Accord

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THE TOAST OF BON ACCORD (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start) with 1s and 3s ending in centre facing down/up
9-16 1s+3s set, dance ½ RH across and dance clockwise round 2s back to places
17-20 1M+2M change places RH with 2L+3L, top 2 on Ladies' side change places LH with 'bottom' 2 on Men's side
21-24 Top 2 on Men's side change places RH with 'bottom' 2 on Ladies' side and all cross RH with partners
25-32 3s+2s+1s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place while 2s turn RH and lead up while 3s turn RH for 4 bars

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

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Bon Accord, is the motto of the city of Aberdeen and is French literally for "Good Agreement".

Legend tells that its use dates from the 14th century password used by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence, when he and his men laid siege to Aberdeen Castle before destroying it in 1308 and massacring the English Garrison, retaking Aberdeen for the townspeople.

The secret phrase to initiate the campaign was "Bon Accord".

Armorial bearings of Aberdeen - Bon Accord Image
Armorial Bearings Of Aberdeen - Bon Accord

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Text from this original Bon Accord Motto article on Wikipedia.

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