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Lady Of The Lake

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LADY OF THE LAKE (The Water Kelpie) (R8x32) 2C (4C set) J Cameron RSCDS Book 25

1- 8 1s cross RH, set to 2s on sides and turn LH into line of 4 across with 1s in centre holding RH and Balance-in-Line
9-16 1s turn 2s LH onto sides (1s into 1st place) and set to 2s on sides, 1s cross RH and set to partner
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top
25-32 1s+2s Allemande

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

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The lady of the lake, the water Kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland.

The name "Kelpie" may be from Scottish Gaelic "cailpeach or colpach", meaning "heifer or colt".

Kelpies were said to transform into beautiful women to lure men into their traps.

The Lakeside Kelpie
Lady Of The Lake
"The Kelpie" Herbert James Draper (1863-1920), Painting, c. 1913

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Text from this original Kelpie article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Herbert James Draper [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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