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Achnacarry House

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ACHNACARRY HOUSE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 1

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s ½ turn LH with partner giving RH to 3rd corner (pstn) Balance-in-Line and turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 Repeat above Fig with 2nd corners
25-28 1s dance out own side and cast round 3rd corner to face up/down dance as 2s and 3s cross RH, set to partner and to other corner on sides (1 step each)
29-32 1s change places RH (up/down) and cast round 4th corner to 2nd place own sides as 2s+3s change places RH on sides, setting to corner on sides and partner

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

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Achnacarry (Scottish Gaelic "achadh na cairidh", meaning "field of the fish-trap/weir") is a small hamlet, private estate, and a castle in the Lochaber region of highland Scotland. It occupies a strategic position on an isthmus between Loch Lochy to the east, and Loch Arkaig to the west.

Achnacarry House - castle, Lochaber
Achnacarry Castle

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