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LOCHMABEN (R4x32) 4C Set John W Mitchell Whetherly Sh 27

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place and lead up to end in lines of 4 across (1s between 2s, 3s between 4s) facing up; Lines of 4 across advance and retire
9-16 1s and 3s lead up, cross and cast to 2nd/4th place own sides (2s/4s step up 11-12); 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ R&L. (1)(2)(3)(4)
17-24 1s lead down the middle in prom hold, followed by 2s+3s+4s (who dance up sides to start), then dance out to Men's side (bar 19) and continue promenade back to original places, 1s face out. 1234
25-32 1s cast, cross RH (1 bar), cast, cross LH (1 bar), cast to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up bars 31-32). 2341

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

Dance Information

Lochmaben is a small town in Scotland, and site of a once-important castle. It lies four miles west of Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway.

The town stands on the shore of Castle Loch. The area has been inhabited since c. 4000BC. There were loch dwellers in crannogs on the loch, one of which has been dated to 630AD. Lochmaben became a Royal Burgh in 1447, and in 1579 James IV granted the town a Royal Charter at a cost of £40.

The town hall was built in 1723 and still functions as the local government administration office. Famous residents have included Robert the Bruce, and William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England.


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