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It Wisnae Me

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IT WISNAE ME (S4x32) 4C set Marjorie MacRae RSCDS Book 47
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s as 4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s. 2143
9-12 All dance ½ Grand Chain (across at ends to start) but turning 1½ times when giving RH then all passing LH alternatively
13-16 4s and 1s turn RH 1½ times as 2s+3s turn RH 1½ times on sides then 4s+3s and 1s 2s+1s change places LH on sides. 34(1)(2)
17-24 All dance reels of 4 on sides. 34(1)(2)
25-32 End (3s and 2s) couples chase clockwise to change places while middle couples (4s+1s) dance LH across then top and bottom couples (2s+4s and 1s+3s) dance RH across. 24(1)(3)

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


Here is the original crib for It Wisnae Me by Marjorie MacRae, published in the West Lothian 70 Book (for dances devised by members of West Lothian branch to celebrate their 70th Anniversary in 2006).

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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