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CRAIGIEVAR (S4x32) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 1
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 2s and 3s petronella turn as 1s and 4s cast in 1 place, all set in diamond formation, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across (1s+4s return to original places as 2s+3s end BtoB facing out on opposite sides)
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 starting with 1s and 4s dancing between 2s and 3s, 2s and 3s ½ turn RH to face each other (Ladies on Men's Right)
17-24 2s+3s set and pass (change places as Ship O' Grace), 1s+3s also 2s+4s circle 4H round to left and turn partner 2H to face nearer end
25-32 1s+3s dance Allemande up as 2s+4s dance Allemande down to end 3142 with 4s and 2s on opposite sides

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

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Craigievar Castle is a pinkish harled castle six miles (10 km) south of Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the seat of Clan Sempill.

The setting is among scenic rolling foothills of the Grampian Mountains. The contrast of its massive lower story structure to the finely sculpted multiple turrets, gargoyles and high corbelling work create a classic fairytale appearance.

Craigievar Castle
Craigievar Castle

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