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Fight About The Fireside

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FIGHT ABOUT THE FIRESIDE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Nathaniel Gow RSCDS Book 1

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and up to end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across giving RSh to 1st corner (1s end facing 1st corners)
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners ending in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s set twice and turn 2H 1½ times

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

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Dance Information

Fight About The Fireside (also known as Road to Arisaig, Strathspey in Memory of Angus Allan Gillis, White Clover, Fecht Aboot the Fireside) is the title of a tune appearing in Complete Repository Part 1, page 91, edited/compiled by Niel And Nathaniel Gow c. 1799.

This Scottish country dance was probably first printed in the "Gow's Five Favourite Country Dances" c. 1822.

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Fight About The Fireside
Fight About The Fireside, From Dance music of Scotland, Page 31, c. 1870

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