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The Ladies Of Banffshire

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The Ladies of Banffshire
Bob Taylor
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s espagnole, 2s finishing in 1st place facing out, 1s on own sides in 2nd position, facing up, nearer hands joined;

  9-16 1s dance up into mirror reels of 3 on the sides with 2s3s, finishing facing first corners;

17-18 1s set to first corners;

19-20 1s dance clockwise back-to-back around each other to finish facing second corners;

21-24 1s repeat bars 17-20 with second corners, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 1s3s dance the roulette:

25-26 1s 3s petronella turn to the centre line, Mn below partners;

27-28 1s 3s turn halfway with both hands, finishing on the centre line, partners with nearer hands joined, 1L3M with right hands;

29-30 1s3s (couples dancing as one person) turn by the right halfway, finishing 3L3M1L1M on the centre line, partners releasing hold;

29-32 3L dance out to 2nd place WHILE 1M dance out to 3rd place, WHILE 3M1L turn ¾ by the right and dance out, 3M to 2nd place, 1L to 3rd place, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  8-8   After releasing left hands with partner, 1M must pull left shoulder back to face up.

29-32 As expressed above, 3L 1M must move quickly for 2 bars and then sedately whereas 3M 1L do the opposite; to achieve a more even tempo, partners may release hands during bar 30 rather than at the end.

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