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The Falkirk Lass

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THE FALKIRK LASS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Elaine Brunken Merse Collection (Moments in Time)

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast round 2nd corners to 1M between 2s facing down and 1L between 3s facing up
9-16 All advance and retire (1 step), change places with opposite person RH, advance and retire again and 2s+3s change places RH while 1s turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance pass and turn with 2nd
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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This strathspey was devised by Elaine Brunken and named after her hometown of Falkirk, Scotland.

Falkirk (Scots: Fawkirk, Scottish Gaelic: "An Eaglais Bhreac", literally "the Variegated (or Speckled) Church") (presumably referring to a church building built of many-coloured stones) is a town in central Scotland lying to the north west and north east of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, respectively.

It the 5th largest urban area in Scotland, after Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Falkirk - Information Video

Elaine Brunken
The Falkirk Lass, Elaine Brunken (After Whom This Dance Is Named)

Falkirk Old Church.
There Has Been A Church On This Site Since The Sixth Century. The Present Church Dates Back To 1811

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Text from this original Falkirk article on Wikipedia.
Upper image copyright Elaine Brunken, Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2018.
Lower image copyright Paul McIlroy under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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