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Grandma's Mandolin

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GRANDMA'S MANDOLIN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ellen Ternes StrathsBabes

1- 8 1s+2s Poussette
9-16 1s cast (2s step up), meet, dance down between 3s and cast up to face 1st corners
17-18 1s+1st corners set advancing to change places. 1s pull back RSh to face across, corners finish in the centre facing each other.
19-20 1L+2L and 3M+4M cross RH to opposite while 2M+3L dance round each other RSh to face 2nd corner pstns
21-22: 2M+3L set advancing to 2nd corners to change places, 1s finish in centre facing each other
23-24 1s dance RSh round each other into 2nd place opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
25-32 All set, all dance RSh round partners and out to own side, all set. 213

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

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Grandma's Mandolin - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Grandma's Mandolin
"Young Woman With Mandolin" Harrington Mann, c. 1901

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