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Corstorphine Park

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CORSTORPHINE PARK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Anthony Bulteel SCD Archives

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s and 3s casting to start) and ending with 1s continuing reel to end in 2nd place
9-16 1s petronella turn to right 3 times (end Man between 2s and Lady between 3s) and full turn partners RH
17-24 1M circles 3H round to left with 2L+3L as 1L circles with 2M+3M, 1s dance LH across with same couple to end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn 1st corners 2H, set and turn 2nd corners RH and cross LH to 2nd places own sides

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

Dance Information

St Margaret's Park lies alongside Corstorphine High Street, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Corstorphine is a village and parish to the west of Edinburgh, now considered a suburb of that city.

The earliest known form of the name is Crostorfin, recorded in 1128. This possibly means 'Torfin's crossing'; in ancient times, much of the land in the area consisted of small lochs and marshes, with Corstorphine situated at an ideal crossing point.

Old Corstorphine stood on a piece of dry land, between two lochs, the Gogar Loch and Corstorphine Loch, though both have now been drained.

Corstorphine Fair, Scotland
Corstorphine Fair In Full Swing, St Margaret's Park

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