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Burns' Hornpipe

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BURNS' HORNPIPE (R4x32) 4C set RSCDS Book 27

1- 8 1L casts down Ladies' side while 1M dances down the middle, 1s meet below 4s and lead up to original places
9-16 On bar 9 all Men turn by the left to face out with folded arms as in hornpipe and on bar 16 turning left face in again while 1L dances across in front of her partner, behind 2M, in front of 3M and crosses to 3L place (2L+3L step up on bars 15-16)
17-24 1M similarly repeats bars 9-16 round the women (who remain facing in) to end in 3M place (2M+3M step up on bars 23-24)
25-32 1s+4s dance Poussette

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

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