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Farewell To Crumlin

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FAREWELL TO CRUMLIN (J4x32) 4C set Wilson Brown RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way and 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 (1s pass 2s RSh)
9-16 1s+2s (centre couples) dance LH across as 3s+4s chase ½ way clockwise all end on opposite sides (4)(1)(2)(3), 1s+4s and 2s+3s turn RH on sides
17-24 All dance full reels of 4 on sides
25-32 All set, 4s and 2s (in 1st and 3rd places) cast 1 place (1s+3s step up) and all circle 8H round ½ way. 2341

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

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This jig, Farewell To Crumlin, is named after 'Crumlin', which was (until 1980) the Clackmannan home of Doris Foster, Scottish Country Dancing teacher.

Clackmannan (Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn, perhaps meaning Stone of Manau), is a small town and civil parish set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland.

Situated within the Forth Valley, Clackmannan is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-east of Alloa and 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south of Tillicoultry. The town is within the county of Clackmannanshire, of which it was formerly the county town, until Alloa overtook it in size and importance.

The name of the town has been said to allude to the Stone of Manau or Stone of Mannan, a pagan monument that can be seen in the town square beside the Tolbooth or Tollbooth Tower, which dates from 1592.

Stone Of Mannan
Stone Of Mannan, Clackmannan

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