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The Young Pretender

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THE YOUNG PRETENDER (J6x32) 6C Set Barry Priddey Fairy Bridge Book

1- 8 1s+4s also 3s+6s set facing in diagonally, 1M+4L also 3M+6L ¾ turn RH, 1M and 4L dance out through 4M/6M places as 1L and 4L dance out through 4L/6L places and cast back to place while 1L and 3L cast to 4L/6L places as 4M and 6M cast up to 1M/3M places and 4M+1L also 6M+4L ¾ turn RH (similar to MacLeod's Fancy)
9-16 1s+2s+3s also 4s+5s+6s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+2s also 5s+6s pass RSh to start)
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s also 5s+6s dance reels of 4 across (1M+2L, 3M+4L and 5M+6L pass LSh to start) and 1L+2M, 3L+4M and 5L+6M omit last LSh pass to all end in original places
25-32 1s+2s and 3s+4s and 5s+6s dance RH across ½ way, set and 2s and 5s (now end couples) cross LH while 1s+4s and 3s+6s dance LH across ½ way and all set

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

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Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720 - 1788) was the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland. He is commonly known to the English and the Scottish as Bonnie Prince Charlie.

After his father's death, Charles was recognised as Charles III by his supporters; his opponents referred to him as The Young Pretender.

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