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The Buchan Lass

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THE BUCHAN LASS (J4x32) 4C set John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances 5
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s+4s turn 1½ RH; cast down/up to 2nd/3rd place and ½ turn LH into prom hold, 1s facing up/ 4s down (2s+3s step up/down bars 5-6)
9-16 Reels of 3 across, 1s RSh to 2L, 4s RSh to 3L to start. End with 1s on Men's side, 4s on Ladies' side. Bar 16 1s+4s swap partners, 1M+4L face up, 4M+1L face down in prom hold
17-24 Reel of 3 on sides, 1M+4L RSh to 2L, 4M+1L RSh to 3L to start. End 1s in 3rd place opposite sides, 4s in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s/4s dance nearer hands joined out of ends (4s up/1s down), cast back to 2nd/3rd place; all 4 couples turn RH. 24(1)(3)

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


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Devised for the wedding of Lori and Jay Conant from New Hampshire, in 1978.

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