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The Ladies Of Dunse

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THE LADIES OF DUNSE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 26

1- 8 1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 2s repeat 1- 8
17-24 2s followed by 1s dance full Fig of 8 round 3s, 2s dancing up to 1st place
25-32 1s+3s dance R&L 1s end facing 1st corners
33-40 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners, pull back RSh to end on sides between corners and turn partner RH 1½ times. 213

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

The Ladies of Dunse
Anon RSCDS Book 26
Reel 8 x 40 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-3   1s lead down;

  4-6   taking nearer hands, 1s lead up;

  7-8   1s cast;

  9-16 2s repeat bars 1-8;

17-24 2s followed by 1s cross down into figures of 8 around 3s, finishing 2s1s on own sides;

25-32 1s3s rights and lefts, 1s finishing facing first corners;

33-34 1s set to first corners;

35-36 1s set to second corners, finishing by turning on the spot to face each other;

37-40 1s turn by the right to finish in 2nd place.

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

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Dance Information

This dance, The Ladies Of Dunse, refers to Miss Margaret Rae (Daisy), founder of the Duns And District RSCDS Branch and Wilma Miller who retired from teaching soon after RSCDS Book 26 was published.

Front cover of The Ladies Of Duns booklet
Miss Margaret Rae And Wilma Miller, "The Ladies Of Dunse" Booklet

Duns, historically known in Scotland as Dunse, is the county town of the historic county of Berwickshire, within the Scottish Borders.

The town was created a Burgh of Barony in 1490 by James IV heritably for John and George Hume of Ayton.

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Dunse - Berwickshire County Town
Dunse, Or Duns

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Additional search terms: O' Dunse, Ladys.

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