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A Canonbie Ceilidh

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A CANONBIE CEILIDH (R40) Round the Room Caroline Bradshaw and Ian Brockbank New Scotland 50th Anniv Book
Circle Round the Room, Man has partner on his Right

1- 8 All circle round to Left and back to Right
9-16 All Men dance Fig of 8 round partner and Lady on left (in front of partner to start)
17-24 All Ladies dance Fig of 8 round partner and Man on right (in front of partner to start)
25-32 All join hands, Adv&Ret; all Advance and Ladies swivel and join 2H with partner, Men Retire followed by partner. Men face in, Ladies face out
33-40 Men join hands to form arches and all dance DoSiDo with partners; all Men turn (birl) Lady on Right to end in large circle with new partner on right

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


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Canonbie is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland, on the A7 road from Carlisle to Edinburgh, on the River Esk.

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Canonbie, Scotland


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