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The Bonny Bells Of Heather

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THE BONNY BELLS OF HEATHER (R6x32) 6C set Jean Attwood Alexander Book 8
4s+5s+6s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 6s turn RH, cast in 1 place and turn LH 1½ times to end BtoB facing 2s/5s while 3s+4s dance RH across and LH back to places
9-16 1s+2s also 6s+5s dance reels of 4 across to end 1s/6s facing partner up/down (Ladies BtoB) while 3s+4s dance reel of 4 across (Men LSh and Ladies cast to start)
17-24 1s and 6s set, ¾ turn into prom hold and Promenade round each other (RSh) to end on sides between 3s+4s (1s facing 3M and 6s facing 4M)
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 on sides with 3M+4L while 6s dance reels with 4M+3L (1s and 6s end in centre ready for RH across) 236(1)(4)(5)

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

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Calluna vulgaris (known as Common Heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae.

It is a low-growing perennial shrub growing to 20 to 50 centimetres (7.9 to 20 in) tall, or rarely to 1 metre (39 in), and is found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe and especially in Scotland


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