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Brodie Castle

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BRODIE CASTLE (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set, 1s turn RH, cross down to 2nd place, cast up to top and dance in to face down with nearer hands joined while 2s cross RH, cast up, cross down to own side and join 1s in a line across (2s facing up) while 3s cross RH, cast down, cross up to original sides and join 4s in a line across (3s facing down) while 4 turn RH, lead up to 3rd place crossing to other side, cast to 4th place and turn to face up with nearer hands joined
9-16 All set in line, ½ turn to bring outside persons into centre, set and ½ turn back to lines
17-24 1s and 4s (prom hold) dance RSh reels of 3 across set (1s with 2s and 4s with 3s)
25-32 1s and 4s (prom hold) dance down to bottom/up to top (Men passing LSh), drop RH, cross and cast to 2nd/3rd place then cross RH. 24(1)(3)

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

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Brodie Castle is a castle near Forres (pronounced "for ess") in the Moray region of Scotland.

The original castle was built in 1567 by Clan Brodie but destroyed by fire in 1645 by Lewis Gordon of Clan Gordon, the 3rd Marquess of Huntly. It was greatly expanded in 1824 by the architect William Burn who turned it into a large mansion house in the Scots Baronial style.

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