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The Duke Of Gordon's Welcome To Aberdeen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DUKE OF GORDON'S WELCOME (TO ABERDEEN) (R1x92) Sq.Set Mary Isdal MacNab - MacNab Dances

Fig. 1
1- 8 Ladies advance, 1L+3L turning to Right to form diagonal line (1L+2L and 4L+3L facing each other) and set. Ladies dance ½ reel of 4. End facing opposite man
9-12 Ladies dance out and into opposite Man's place (4 bars). Men dance in and turn to face Ladies (11-12)
13-16 Couples set to each other and turn to form square set
17-32 Repeat 1-16 back to places (1L+3L turning to Left to form line on other diagonal)
33-64 Repeat 1-32 with Men making the diagonal lines

Fig. 2
Ladies step back and kneel
1- 8 Men set, petronella turn, double setting or high cuts
9-32 Repeat 1-8 back to places. Bar 32 Men finish facing partners (who stand up)

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

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