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Land Of The Prince Bishops

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LAND OF THE PRINCE BISHOPS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Dance and Celebration

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s+2s change places RH on sides and 1s+3s change places LH on sides
9-16 2s+3s+1s dance reel of 3 on own sides (3s+1s pass LSh to start)
17-24 3s+1s dance LH across, 1s and 3s change places LH on sides and 2s+1s+3s all set
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left for 3 bars and pivot left, all circle 6H round to the right to places

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

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County Durham is also known as 'The Land Of The Prince Bishops' since the region was set apart by William the Conqueror as being one of 3 Palatine autonomous areas (with Chester and Lancaster), ruled over by Noblemen on behalf of the Monarch. Bishops were considered to be the princes of the church.

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Durham Cathedral The Seat Of The Prince Bishop

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