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Fifty-Two Summers

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FIFTY-TWO SUMMERS (M(S2x40+R2x40)) Sq.Set Holger Schuckelt Riverside Dances 2015

1- 8 1s+3s take prom hold, dance RSh round each other; 1s dance behind 2s, 3s behind 4s to opposite place
9-16 2s+4s repeat 1-8
17-24 All dance Grand Chain (1 bar/hand). Ladies face out, Men face in
25-32 All dance Schiehallion reel ½ round back to original places
33-40 33-36 All turn partner ¾ RH, Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men chase clockwise 1 place
37-40 Ladies ½ RH turn nearest Man, Men dance LH across ½ way while Ladies chase clockwise 1 place. 2341

Repeat from new places Strathspey then twice Reel

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


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This medley, Fifty-Two Summers, was written on the deviser's 52nd birthday in 2013 and named by his wife, Geraldine, for the hot July weather at the time.

The Elbe Near Dresden, oil on canvas by Carl Gustav Carus
"Barge Trip On The Elbe Near Dresden" Carl Gustav Carus (1789–1869), Oil On Canvas, c. 1827


Image copyright (cropped) Carl Gustav Carus / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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