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The Devil's Point

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THE DEVIL'S POINT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Deeside Book 1

1- 8 1s ½ turn RH moving down to 2nd place and face up while 2s dance up and face 1s, 2s+1s set and LH across (end on sides 2s in top and 1s in 2nd place opposite side)
9-16 1s ½ turn LH moving down to 3rd place and face up while 3s dance up and face 1s, 3s+1s set and RH across (end on sides 3s in 2nd place and 1s in 3rd place)
17-24 3s and 1s change places RH on sides, 2s+1s+3s set and 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1L with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s+3s cross RH, set and dance ½ reels of 3 (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)

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

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The Devil's Point (Scottish Gaelic "Bod an Deamhain") is a mountain in the Cairngorms of Scotland, lying to the west of the Lairig Ghru pass.

The name is derived from Gaelic, meaning "Penis of the Demon". The English name is a result of a visit to the area by Queen Victoria. She asked her local ghillie, John Brown, to translate the name; to avoid embarrassment he gave a euphemistic answer.

The Devil's Point
The River Dee Below The Devil's Point

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