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The Lassie Frae Glasgow

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THE LASSIE FRAE GLASGOW (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Zobel and Muriel A Johnstone Blackadder Collection

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
9-16 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
17-24 1s set adv to 1st corners, turn corners LH, 1M dances up between 2s and casts up to 2nd place while 1L dances down between 3s and casts up to 2nd place
25-32 1s set adv to 2nd corners, turn corners RH, 1M dances down between 3s and casts up to 2nd place while 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place

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


Dance Information

The Lassie Frae Glasgow means The young lady from Glasgow.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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