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The Whistling Wind

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THE WHISTLING WIND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Elizabeth Goosen RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 1s set, dance in and cast to 2nd place, set to each other while advancing to 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners pass by RSh to dance ½ reel with 2nd corners end ready for Double Triangles up/down (Man with top couple)
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Double Triangles facing up and down, 1s ending in 2nd place on own sides
25-32 1s dance Diag R&L

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


The Whistling Wind
E Goosen   RSCDS Book 36
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-6   1s dance towards each other and cast one place;

  7-8   1s set advancing to first corners;

  9-12 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

13-16 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing back to back, M facing up;

17-24 double triangles up and down the set, 1s finishing with a petronella turn into 2nd place;

25-28 3L1s2M half diagonal rights and lefts;

29-32 3M1s2L half diagonal rights and lefts.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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