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The Gloomy Winter (Brockbank)

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THE GLOOMY WINTER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank The Badger's Set 1996

1- 8 1L followed by 1M casts and dances across to 2nd place opposite side (2s step up 3-4); 1s turn 1¾ LH
9-12 1L+2s dance ½ RH across while 1M casts up on Ladies' side, 1s pass LSh at top, 1M+2s dance ½ LH across while Ladies casts down on Ladies' side
13-16 1L+3s dance ½ LH across while 1M casts down on Ladies' side, 1s pass RSh, 1M+3s dance ½ RH across while 1L casts up Ladies' side
17-20 1s pass LSh into 1s+1st corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s pass RSh and 1M curves round to follow 1L
21-24 2nd corners+1L+1M in tandem dance ½ diagonal reel of 3 (RSh to 3M)
25-28 1st corners (pstn)+1L+1M in tandem dance ½ diag reel of 3 (RSh to 3L place), 1s separate, 1L curves right to face 2nd corner (pstn)
29-32 1s+2nd corners (pstn) dance ½ diag reel of 4. 1s end in 2nd place own side. 213

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


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