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Madge Wildfire's Strathspey (RSCDS Book 9)

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MADGE WILDFIRE'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Sutherland 1820 RSCDS book 9

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s+2s+3s cross passing RSh and cross back passing RSh (some editions have cross RH and cross back RH)
17-20 1s+2s+3s turn 2H moving down to face 1st corners while 2s turn 2H and cast up to 1st place and 3s turn 2H to 3rd place
21-24 1s set to 1st corner and set to 2nd corner
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s giving RSh to 2nd corners and 1s cross RH back to own sides

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


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This is the version as originally published by the RSCDS in 1934; see also the dance Madge Wildfire's Strathspey (Sir Walter Scott Book), a variant originally published in 1820 and republished by the RSCDS in 2021.


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