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Fàilte Gu Alba

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FÀILTE GU ALBA (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Joyce Porteous Third Sheaf Collection

1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s (2s step up 3-4). 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH. Finish in Allemande hold facing up
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande. 1s end facing 1st corner positions
17-18 1L+3M also 1M+2L pass RSh to change places while 3L+2M set
19-20 3M+2L (in centre) turn LH once round while others chase clockwise to next corner
21-24 Repeat bars 17-20 from new positions
25-28 Repeat bars 17-20 from new positions except bars 27-28 when 1s (in middle) turn LH to end 1M between 2s (at top) facing 2L, 1L between 3s facing 3M
29-32 ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1M+2s and 1L+3s). Bar 32 - 1s dance towards each other, turn left about to face own sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles

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

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"Fàilte Gu Alba" is Scottish Gaelic for "Welcome To Scotland".

Fàilte Gu Alba
Fàilte Gu Alba

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