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The Deeside Wanderer

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THE DEESIDE WANDERER (S64) 4C Sqare Set Roy Goldring A Reel for Alice

1- 8 1s in prom hold+4M+2L dance reels of 3 (1s pass 4M by Right) also 3s dance similar with 2M+4L (3s pass 2M by Right) 2s and 4s begin by casting away from partner
9-16 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain to finish back-to-back with partner
17-24 2s in prom hold repeat bars 1-8 with 1M+3L while 4s dance similar with 3M+1L
25-32 2s+4s dance Ladies' Chain. All end facing in
33-36 Diagonal ½ R&L (1M+4L also 2L+3M give RH to start)
37-40 ½ R&L up/down (1s+3s give RH to partner to start)
41-44 Diagonal ½ R&L (1L+4M also 2M+3L give RH to start)
45-48 ½ R&L across (2s+4s). All finish facing corners
49-56 Reel round set (Grand Chain no hands) finish facing corners
57-60 All set to and turn corners 2H to face partner
61-64 All set to and turn partners 2H ¾ way round so Ladies end in centre back-to-back for bow/curtsey

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

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The River Dee is 70 miles long and travels through Wales and England forming part of the border between the two countries.

The River Dee
The River Dee

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