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Burns Bicentenary Strathspey

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BURNS BICENTENARY STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 6
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H to left and set and link on sides
9-16 All dance RSh reel of 4 on sides
17-24 1M+4L and 4M+1L dance Ladies' Chain (end facing in prom hold)
25-32 1M+4L and 4M+1L Promenade across (Men passing LSh), 4s dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd places while 1s dance down and cast to 3rd places

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


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This dance, Burns Bicentenary Strathspey, was devised by John Drewry in 1996, the year of the bicentenary (two-hundredth anniversary) of the death of Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796).

Robert Burns (1759-1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist, is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Robert Burns Portrait
"Portrait Of Burns" Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840), c. 1787


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Text from this original Robert Burns article on Wikipedia.
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