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Glasgow Anniversary Jig

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GLASGOW ANNIVERSARY JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) P Gillies Glasgow 75th Anniv

1- 8 1L+2M change places RH, 1M+2L change places RH, 2s and 1s cross RH and 2s+1s+3s set
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and 1s turn LH 1½ times to end facing out
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1s pass 2nd corners LSh to start) and ¾ turn RH to 2nd places own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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