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The Water Of Leith

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THE WATER OF LEITH (S4x32) 4 Couple Set John Wilkinson Edinburgh 90th Anniv

1- 8 1s+3s set. 1L dances down, casts up round 2M into middle facing down as 1M dances across, casts round 2L into middle facing up while 3s dance same round 4s. 1s+3s change places RH with partner into line of 4 in middle (M face down, L face up)
9-16 1s+3s dance reel of 4 in middle
17-20 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across
21-24 1M followed by 1L casts round 2L to 2nd place own sides as 3M followed by 3L casts round 4L to 4th place (2s+4s step up 23-24)
25-32 1s+4s dance Espagnole:-
' 25-26 1s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 27-28 1s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 29-32 4s turn RH as 1s turn LH

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


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The Water of Leith is the main river flowing through Edinburgh, Scotland, to the port of Leith where it flows into the sea via the Firth of Forth.
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