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The Buckie Loon

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THE BUCKIE LOON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Zobel and Muriel Johnstone Dancing On Air

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across. 1s+3s set, dance ½ LH across. (2)(3)1
9-16 Reels of 3 on sides (1M+3L and 1L+3M pass LSh). 1L finishes in 3rd place facing out
17-24 1L followed by 1M casts up behind 3M and across to 2nd place opposite side. 1s turn LH. (3s step down). (2)(1)(3)
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance down nearer hands joined. Bar 28 Ladies dance under partner's arm to change sides and all dance back up to place. 213

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

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Buckie was a generic term for oyster shell, shellfish or mollusk, creature in a shell, clinging, although it must be accepted that the precise meaning of buckie has been somewhat frayed with time.

Loon is Scottish for "boy (Aberdonian)".

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