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Father To Son

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FATHER TO SON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Simon Scott Coast To Coast

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Rotate, 1s end facing up, 2s facing down
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides (1s RSh to 2s to start)
17-24 2s+1s+3s Set&Link for 3 couples twice to end on opposite sides, Men facing down, Ladies facing up
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase ½ round clockwise to own side (4 bars) and all turn partners RH

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

Father to Son
Simon Scott Coast to Coast with Scotch Mist
Reel 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s set and rotate;

  9-16 parallel reels of 3 on own sides, 1s giving right shoulder to 2s to start;

17-24 2s1s3s set and link for 3 twice, finishing 3s1s2s on opposite sides;

25-28 all chase halfway around the set, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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This reel, Father To Son, is dedicated to the memory of the great Bobby Brown and the "Scottish Accent" band - and to his son, Laird Brown, who continues the wonderful music for us, with his band "Scotch Mist".

Bobby Brown (1941- 2011) was one of Scotland's leading button key accordionists. He was the second youngest child of a family of eleven, and he started to play the accordion at the age of six.

In 2004 Bobby was awarded the Scroll of Honour by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society for his contribution to Scottish music and dance.

Bobby Brown And The Scottish Accent, 2009

Dance information by Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2017.

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