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The Cabrach

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THE CABRACH (S8x32 or M-4x(S32+R32)) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 3rd place (2s+3s step up 3-4); 2s dance in and cast to 3rd place (3s+1s step up 7-8)
9-16 All set, cross RH, all set and ½ turn partner RH ending in centre of dance
17-24 All dance 3 couple Allemande
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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


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The Cabrach is a remote rural area spanning the moors of Upper Banffshire and West Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is now part of the Moray district. It is an area of great natural beauty, lying on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

The Cabrach was a community that bore a heavy burden from the First World War. It lost many of its fighting age men and boys, and those left behind struggled to maintain their farms. Many abandoned their homes, leaving a depopulated landscape and empty crofts. The community built The Cabrach Cairn (inaugurated in 2015) as a memorial to the sacrifices of that time. (This strathspey was devised well before the cairn was built).

"Cabrach" is the old Gaelic word for "antler place" recalling a time when herds of red deer graced the area.

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North Of Cabrach


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