Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bridgwater Geordie

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THE BRIDGWATER GEORDIE (R4x32) 4C set David G Queen Queen Collection of SCD 1
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set, cast in 1 place, dance RH across and end facing corners
9-16 All dance ½ Schiehallion Reel (2 places)
17-24 4s+1s dance LH across, 3s+4s also 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and all ½ turn RH into...4 3(2)(1)
25-32 4s Allemande to 3rd place (and cross LH) and 1s Allemande to 2nd place (and cross LH) while 3s Poussette to 1st place and 2s Poussette to 4th place. 31(4)(2)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The name of the dance is Bridgwater (without the 'e' in bridge) since the dance was dedicated to David's friend Deb Lee born in Bridgwater Somerset. Deb lived in Newcastle for many years (20+) and is an adopted Geordie.

River Parrett, Bridgwater

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