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Abbotsford Lassies

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ABBOTSFORD LASSIES (R4x32) Sq.Set Charlie Inglis

1- 8 1s+3s set and change places RH (up/down), dance clockwise round the outside of the set back to places (ending in partner's place)
9-16 2s+4s repeat
17-24 1L+2M and 3L+4M (taking nearer hands) advance and retire diagonally, 2L+3M and 4L+1M repeat
25-32 All circle 8H round and back ending with Men in original places with new partner

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

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Abbotsford, near Melrose in the Scottish borders, is the fine house which Sir Walter Scott built from the proceeds of his earnings as historical novelist and poet; since 2007, it has been under the care of The Abbotsford Trust.

Abbotsford House near Melrose in the Scottish borders
Abbotsford House

Image copyright David Haynes.

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