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The Water Of Fleet

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THE WATER OF FLEET (J4x32) 4C Set Roy Goldring 15 Social Dances

1- 8 1s cross (no hands) down to 2nd place opposite sides, 1s change places with 3s (LH Men's side and RH Ladies' side), 2s+3s also 1s+4s change places on sides (RH Men's side and LH Ladies' side) and all Balance-in-Line. 324(1)
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides (RSh Men's side and LSh Ladies' side)
17-24 3s+1s dance a Double Capstan:-
' 3L and 1M dance LSh 1½ times round standing 2s+4s while 3M and 1L dance RSh round 2s/4s - to change places
25-32 1s cross RH, cast to 3rd place and all turn partner RH. 2413

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


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The Water of Fleet is a river in Scotland flowing into Fleet Bay on the Solway. Its two tributaries are the 'Big Water of Fleet', which begins around Loch Grannoch, and the 'Little Water of Fleet'. The river flows through Gatehouse of Fleet before meeting the sea.

The Big Water of Fleet is crossed by a twenty span viaduct, which was once a part of the Portpatrick Railway route.

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The Big Water Of Fleet Viaduct


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