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Clydebank Strathspey

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CLYDEBANK STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn 1½ times RH while 1M+2L turn 1½ times LH 1s end 2nd place facing out
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (1s casting to start), 2L+1L turn 1½ times LH while 2M+1M turn 1½ times RH back to original places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top for Allemande
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

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

Clydebank Strathspey
Roy Goldring Graded and Social Dances 2
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 2 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross down into half figures of 8 across;

  5-8   1L2M turn 1½ times by the right, 1M2L by the left, 1s finishing in 2nd place facing out on opposite sides;

  9-12 1s cast up into half figures of 8 across;

13-16 2M1M turn 1½ times by the right, 2L1L by the left, all finishing in original places facing in;

17-24 1s lead down and back, finishing in the centre, facing up in allemande hold:

25-32 1s2s allemande.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  4-4   2M pull left shoulder back, 2L right, to face out.

    -23 1s must already be at or above 2nd position at this time.

24-24 2s advance using left foot step, finishing in the centre, facing up in allemande hold.

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Dance Information

Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, situated on the north bank of the River Clyde.

A major employer in the town was its founding firm, the John Brown and Company shipyard, which built several well-known ships, including RMS Lusitania, HMS Hood, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2. Later it became part of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, which was the scene of a famous "work-in" in the 1970s. The yard and associated engineering works continued to operate under a succession of owners until it was closed in 2000. The site is now in the process of being redeveloped, with tourist attractions such as the Titan Clydebank Crane and a new campus for Clydebank College, a new college for further education.

The Singer Corporation was also a major industrial manufacturer in Clydebank, giving thousands of jobs to the townsfolk but closed in 1980, with the Clydebank Business Park later created where its famous building used to stand (next to where Singer railway station is now).


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