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The Louise Carnegie Gates

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THE LOUISE CARNEGIE GATES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Amy Drysdale (2010) RSCDS Dunfermline 90th Anniversary Dances (7)

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up) and dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M up round 2s, 1L down round 3s)
9-12 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1L+2L and 1M+3M pass RSh), flowing into...
13-16 2s+1s+3s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 on own sides (1M up, 1L down). Bar 16 1s ½ turn RH, retain hands and join LH with 1st corners (pstn)
17-24 1s+corners Balance-in-Line, ½ turn corner LH; Corners ½ turn RH while 1s set. 1s ½ turn corners LH and 1s pass RSh to face 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners; 1s end dancing in, pull back RSh to face partner (1M facing down between 2s, 1L facing up between 3s), set and turn ¾ RH to 2nd place own side. 213

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


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Dance Information

The Louise Carnegie Gates is the name given to the main gates at the entrance to Pittencrieff Park, Chambers Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

The gates were named in memory of Louise Carnegie who was the wife of the famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who was born in Dunfermline.

Constructed in 1927-29, these imposing iron gates are a Category A Listed Building.

Louise Carnegie Gates Image
Louise Carnegie Memorial Gates


Image Copyright Paul McIlroy under this Creative Commons Licence.

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