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The Bannockburn Reel

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THE BANNOCKBURN REEL (R4x32) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch Sh 29

1- 8 1s+4s dance R&L while 2s+3s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 4s cross RH and cast up round 3s and dance up between 2s then 4s cast and cross down to original places while 1s dance down (to follow 4s) to end in 2nd places own sides
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L. 2(3)(4)1
25-32 1s followed by 4s+3s (who begin by dancing down) dance up to top (4s+3s cross to own sides at top) and cast down round 2s (1s to bottom, 4s to 3rd place and 3s to 2nd place) 2341

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

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Dance Information

Bannockburn is a village immediately south of the city of Stirling in Scotland. It is named after the Bannock Burn, a burn (small stream) running through the village before flowing into the River Forth.

The Battle of Bannockburn 24 June 1314 was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence and a landmark in Scottish history.

Battle Of Bannockburn - Information Video

Bridge over the Bannock Burn
Telford's Circular Roadbridge Over The Bannock Burn

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