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The Geese In The Bog

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THE GEESE IN THE BOG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank Dunedin Dances Book 4

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ R&L and 2s+1s set, 2s cross LH while 1s turn LH to face 1st corner
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh and dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance RH across ½ way (1M+3s, 1L+2s), 1s dance clockwise ½ way while 3s+2s dance LH across, 1s dance RH ½ way across (1L+3s, 1M+2s)
25-32 All dance the "Snake" (modified):
 25-28 3M followed by 3L+1L diagonally down while 2L followed by 2M+1M cross diagonally up, passing LSh to change ends, 2L and 3M looping to left to opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
 29-32 All set and cross RH. 213

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

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The name of the tune seemed to fit the dance, conjuring up images of strings of geese meandering aimlessly yet purposefully, all the time lost. Tune 'The Geese in the Bog'.

Geese In The Bog
Greylag Geese
In The Carsehall Bog Goose Roosting Area Beside Loch Leven

Image copyright James Allan under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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