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MacLeod's Tables (MacDonald)

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MACLEOD'S TABLES (R2x48) Sq.Set Iain MacDonald Skye Collection 1

1- 8 1s and 3s set to partners, set to opposite person and dance LH across (1¼ times) to end facing side couples (1s face 4s with Man facing Man)
9-16 All set and change places RH with opposite person, repeat with LH and retain hand to form St Andrew's Cross (1s+3s RH in middle)
17-24 All set, 1s and 3s retain partner's hand, dance RH across once round and turn to end in prom hold in original places while 2s and 4s set again and turn RH into prom hold and all face anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round back to original places and all set
33-40 1s+3s change places with 3s making an arch and set, repeat with 1s making an arch
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

Repeat with 2s and 4s leading

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

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Also see the dance MacLeod's Tables (Haynes) by Derek Haynes.

Duirinish is a peninsula on the island of Skye in Scotland. It is situated in the north west between Loch Dunvegan and Loch Bracadale.

The main peaks on Duirinish are Healabhal Mhòr and Healabhal Bheag, which reach 469 metres (1,539 ft) 488 metres (1,601 ft) respectively and are better known as MacLeod's Tables.

They lie in the centre of the Duirinish peninsula and their distinctive shapes are visible throughout much of north west Skye. Dunvegan Head marks the north end of the peninsula and Idrigill Point the south.

MacLeod's Tables Sunset
MacLeods Tables At Sunset

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