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The Dancing Shepherds

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THE DANCING SHEPHERDS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Frank Coutts Saint Marks Collection

1- 8 1s+2s dance Espagnole, 1s finish facing 1 corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner RSh, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 1s turn RH, 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 across, (1L up 1M down) 312
25-32 1s dance the Snake Pass:
 1s dance RH across (1L with 3s and 1M with 2s), 1L followed by 3s also 1M followed by 2s pass LSh diagonally across through 2nd place to change ends and loop round to left to end in 2nd place. 213

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

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This jig, The Dancing Shepherds, is attributed to St Mark's Church of Scotland, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, where the Scottish Country Dance Club meets.

Dancing Shepherds
"Landscape With Dancing Shepherds" Jan Wildens (1584/1586-1653), Oil On Canvas, c. 1631

Image copyright (cropped) Jan Wildens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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