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Waverley (Fergus McIver)

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WAVERLEY (Fergus McIver) (J8x48) 3C (4C set) Button And Whitaker RSCDS Book 15

1- 8 1L followed by 2L +3L cross and dance down behind 1+2+3M cross and dance back to places
9-16 1M+2M+3M repeat dancing round behind Ladies back to place
17-24 1M+2M also 1L+2L, set to each other and change places RH, set and change back LH
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette, 1s end BtoB in centre facing own sides for Double Triangles
33-40 1s dance Double Triangles and end side by side facing out on Ladies' side between 2L+3L
41-48 1s lead out between 2L+3L, cast L up and M down, meet in middle and lead out between 2M+3M, 1s cast as before and end in 2nd place own sides

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


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Waverley, with its eponymous hero and his Highland chieftain associate, Fergus McIver, was the first of the immensely popular historical novels by Sir Walter Scott which he published anonymously because he feared that his reputation as a serious poet and author might be prejudiced. Abbotsford, near Melrose in the Scottish borders, is the fine house which he built from the proceeds of his earnings; since 2007, it has been under the care of The Abbotsford Trust.

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