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Haughs O' Cromdale

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HAUGHS O' CROMDALE (S8x16) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 4

1- 8 1M+2L turn RH ½ way and 1L+2M join in to dance RH across ½ way, 1s+2s dance LH across to end Men in 1st places and Ladies in 2nd places
9-16 1s+2s Highland Schottische to other side and back (1s pass below 2s to cross and above 2s to return) into a ½ Diamond Poussette to change places

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

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Several dances named The Haughs O' Cromdale were published by Thomas Wilson in 1809 and 1816 but none seems to match this figure. It was interpreted by the RSCDS in Book 4, published 1927.

(Dance information copyright, reproduced here with the kind permission of George Williams)

"Haughs O' Cromdale" is Scots for "meadow by a river of Cromdale".

The Haughs Of Cromdale lie between the Hills Of Cromdale and Cromdale village, in Strathspey, in the Highland council area of Scotland, within the Cairngorms National Park.

Haughs Of Cromdale
Haughs O' Cromdale
Overlooking The Haughs Of Cromdale Taken From Just Below The Coronation Cairn On The Cromdale Hills

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