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DUMYAT (S8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Silver City Book

1- 8 1s set, cross RH; 1s+2s set then 1M casts to 2L place, 2M casts up to 1M place and Ladies dance across, 1L to original place, 2L to partner's place
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across end 1s on Ladies' side, 2s on Men's; 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H to end facing across nearer hands joined
17-24 1s+2s dance the Rondel across, all turning to face partner (1s on Men's side, 2s on Ladies', Men have partner on their left)
25-26 1L+2L cross RH curving round to face partner in centre while Men set to each other (1st step) then turn to face partner in centre (2nd step)
27-28 1s turn 2H to face up while 2s ½ turn 2H to face down
29-32 2s+1s circle 4H round to left

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

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This strathspey was written for Mr and Mrs Prentice of Causewayhead, Stirling whose dog was called Sherpa of Dumyat.

Dumyat (pronounced "dum-eye-at") (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Mhèad) is a hill at the western extremity of the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. The name is thought to originate from Dun (hill fort) of the Maeatae.

Although relatively small (its height is 418 metres), the characteristic shape of the hill forms an important part of the distinctive scenery of the Stirling area, and it is often depicted (particularly in postcards and calendars) in combination with the nearby Abbey Craig. The hill is a popular climb with tourists and visitors to the Stirling and Trossachs area, due to the historical nature of Stirling and the proximity of the Wallace Monument.

Dumyat has two principal summits: Castle Law on the west, and Dumyat proper on the east. On the summit of Castle Law the remains of an ancient hill fort, originally occupied by the Maeatae, are still clearly discernible.

Dumyat Image
Dumyat Rising Steeply From The Carse Land Beside The River Forth

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