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Bauldy Bain's Fiddle

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BAULDY BAIN'S FIDDLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Lothian Collection

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, turn LH 1½ times 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1M casts up, Crosses&Casts to 2nd place own side as 1L cast down 1 place, Crosses&Casts up to 2nd place while 2s+3s dance RH across once round 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 1st corners positions while 2s+3s chase clockwise to opposite corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back

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

Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
John Bowie Dickson   Lothian Collection
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s turn by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s turn by left 1½ times, finishing facing out on opposite sides;

  9-12 1s cast to the left, cross and cast to the left again to 2nd place on own sides WHILE 2s3s right hands across, finishing in the side lines;

13-16 2s3s chase clockwise halfway round outside WHILE 1s turn by the left 1¼ times finishing facing first corner positions (1M facing 2M, 1L facing 3L);

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corner positions;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corner positions, finishing by passing right shoulder to 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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