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Blooms Of Ben Lawers

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BLOOMS OF BEN LAWERS (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 2
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s dance Figs of 8 on sides (1s in and down and 4s in and up to start) while 2s and 3s dance Figs of 8 across (casting to start), 2L and 3L end crossing down/up to other side to form line of 4 across with Men who cross down/up to BtoB facing other partner
9-16 2s+3s dance reel of 4 across and Men end turning LH to pick up partner (3s facing up and 2s down)
17-24 3s and 2s lead out ends crossing and cast in 1 place, all set and turn 2H to end 1s facing 3s and 2s facing 4s. 13(2)(4)
25-32 1s+3s also 2s+4s dance Rondel to end 31(4)(2)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Ben Lawers is one of the highest mountains in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands.

It lies to the north side of Loch Tay, and is the highest point of a long ridge that includes seven Munros.

Purple Saxifrage is one of the plants which grows on Ben Lawers mountain. True to its Latin name (Saxifraga means rock-breaker) this plant occupies barren, exposed rock; damp crevices in cliffs; and moist, calcium-rich gravel in arctic and alpine environments. Ben Lawers is one of the few places in Britain where such plants grow.

Ben Lawers
Ben Lawers From Beinn Ghlas

Blooms Of Ben Lawers
Purple Saxifrage In Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve

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