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Kristin Macdonald's Strathspey

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KRISTIN MACDONALD'S STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set Rod Downey Cane Toad Collection 2012

1- 8 1s dance in and down nearer hands joined (2 bars), turn 2H; cast up 1st place own side while
2s cast up (2 bars), dance in and down nearer hands joined (2 bars); turn 2H (2 bars), dance down and cast up into 3rd place while
3s dance in and cast up to top (4 bars); dance in and down nearer hands joined and turn 2H to 2nd place
9-16 1s and 3s dance Double Fig of 8 giving hands (1s cross down, 3s cast up to start)
17-24 1s+3s+2s dance 6 bar mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down, 3s out/up, 2s in/up), 1s dance down to 2nd place while 3s cast to top and 2s turn 2H
25-28 3s turn 2H to face down while 1s+2s set facing down/up on sides (2 bars); 3s (at top) and 2s (3rd place) set while 1s turn 2 hands (2 bars). 312
29-32 1s+3s dance down and cast, 1s into 3rd place, 3s into 2nd place while 2s cast up to 1st place (2 bars), 2s+3s+1s set

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


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Kristin Macdonald's Strathspey was the first dance the deviser Rod Downey wrote. It was Written for his wife in 1992.

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