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Balquidder Strathspey

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BALQUIDDER STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) David Rutherford RSCDS Book 24

1- 8 1s cross down and dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s dance down 1 place and set to each other, dance up and cast to face 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH and partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partners LH

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

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Balquidder seems to be an alternative spelling of the place named Balquhidder (pronounced "balwhidder", with the 'wh' being pronounced as in 'what'), a small village at the head of Loch Voil in Stirling, Scotland, about 50 miles (80 Km) north of Glasgow.

The churchyard at Balquhidder is Rob Roy's final resting place and the seat of the clan MacLaren is the old parish of Balquidder.

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