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The Didgeridoos Of Dunvegan

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THE DIDGERIDOOS OF DUNVEGAN (J8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 2

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place while 2s set, dance up to face out; 2s+1s dance ½ Double Fig of 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast) 2s face out
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s dance in and down to start)
17-24 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s), 1s turn LH
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s), 1s turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle left for 6 steps, pivot left and chase back to places

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

Dance Information

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago.
Dunvegan is a town on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
How the two are related - I should love to know!

Examples Of Australian Didgeridoos

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