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Auld Reekie Hornpipe

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AULD REEKIE HORNPIPE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Marianne Taylor 50yr Boston Br

1- 8 1s set, dance down for 2 steps while 2s set, 1s dance up as 2s cast, 1s cast as 2s dance up while 3s set and face out (Man turns right and Lady left)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (2s dance out and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner, set to partner, set to 2nd corner and end Man between 2s and Lady between 3s, 1s turn RH to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The city of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is affectionately nicknamed Auld Reekie (Scots for Old Smoky), because when buildings were heated by coal and wood fires, chimneys would spew thick columns of smoke into the air.

Tenements in the city of Edinburgh, Auld Reekie
Auld Reekie
A winter sunset picks out the gables of tenements at the foot of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

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