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Blethering Beth

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BLETHERING BETH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Garry Robertson Edinburgh 90th Anniv

1- 8 1L followed by 1M casts 1 place, dances across to 2nd place opposite sides (2s step up 3-4). 1L+2M also 1M+2L turn RH
9-16 1L followed by 1M casts down 1 place, dances across to 3rd place own sides (3s step up 11-12). 1M+3M also 1L+3L turn LH
17-24 1s set, dance up middle, finish back to back facing own sides 2nd place (3s step down 19-20) 2s+1s+3s dance 4 bars Double Triangles
25-32 1L casts up round 2M, through 2s as 1M casts down round 3L, through 3s to 2nd place own sides. 2s+1s+3s turn RH (1L remains facing out to repeat)

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


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Blethering is Scottish for 'idle chatter'.

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