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CURLEYWEE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 4 1s+2s nearer hands joined set advancing, 1M and 2L crossing in front of 2M and 1L, Men face up, Ladies down and all set
5- 8 All set again with 2M and 1L crossing in front of 1M and 2L, all face in and set retiring to opposite sides. (2)(1)
9-16 1s lead up, cross to own sides and cast to 2nd place, 2s lead down, cross to own sides and cast up to 1st place
17-24 2s+1s cross RH and circle 4H round to left ½ way, 1s+2s cross LH and circle 4H round to right ½ way
25-32 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (1s crossing up to start). 2 1

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

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The Galloway hills are part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, and form the northern boundary of western Galloway. They lie within the bounds of Galloway Forest Park, an area of some 300 hundred square miles of largely uninhabited wild land, managed by the Forestry Commission.

The unusual place names, reflect a mixture of the Old Norse and Scottish Gaelic languages and hint at the range of influences which have acted on society within the area over the centuries.


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