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Cannadine Strathspey

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CANNADINE STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Anna C Holden Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Rotate:-
' Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place)
9-16 2s+1s+3s+4s dance RSh reel of 4 on sides
17-24 1s and 3s dance round 2s/4s RSh and turn LH 1½ times on own sides to end 2314
25-32 2s+3s dance RH across and LH back while 1s+4s dance RH across and dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 2341

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

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This dance, Cannadine Strathspey, was probably named after David Cannadine who was born in Birmingham on 7 September 1950 and attended King Edward VI Five Ways School, a co-educational state grammar school, in Bartley Green, Birmingham, England.

Sir David Cannadine FBA FRSL FSA FRHistS FRSA (born 1950), British author and historian, specialising in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy, was also educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he took a double first in history, at St John's College, Oxford, where he completed his DPhil, and at Princeton University where he was a Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellow.

After completing his graduate work, he returned to Cambridge, where he was a research fellow at St John's College, and was then elected a Fellow of Christ's College and appointed to a university lectureship in history.

Cannadine has served as a Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society (1998–2002) and as a member of the Advisory Council, Public Record Office, subsequently National Archives (1999–2004); as a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust (1999–2010); as a Trustee, Vice-Chair and Chair of the National Portrait Gallery (2000–12); as a Commissioner of English Heritage (2001–09) and as Chairman of its Blue Plaques Panel (2006–13); as a member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (2004–14); and as Chair of Churchill 2015 (2013–15).

Cannadine is currently (2020) a member of the Bank of England Banknote Character Advisory Committee; he is a Trustee of the Library of Birmingham Development Trust, the Gordon Brown Archive and Gladstone's Library; and of the Rothschild Archive, the Royal Academy Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and the Wolfson Foundation. He is also a Vice-President of the Victorian Society, Vice-Chairman of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission, and of the editorial board of Past and Present and President of the Friends of the Imperial War Museum.

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Sir David Cannadine, 2010

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