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BALMAHA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 6

1- 8 1s+2s set, circle 4H round to left, turn 2H into prom hold facing up
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande 1s end turning LH to face 1st corners
17-20 1s dance RSh round 1st corner position and end facing 2nd corners as corners ½ turn and twirl to dance out to opposite corners
21-24 1s repeat with 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance RH across (M with 3s at top, L with 2s), 1s followed by 3s/2s dance clockwise ½ way to own sides

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

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Balmaha is a hamlet on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond in the council area of Stirling, Scotland.

The name Balmaha comes from the Gaelic for St Maha's Place which suggests the village may have ancient origins, perhaps as a hermit's residence.

Balmaha, a hamlet on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond
The Harbour And Boat Yard On Loch Lomond At Balmaha

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