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Major Erskine Of Edinburgh

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MAJOR ERSKINE OF EDINBURGH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 2

1- 8 1s cast 1 place, 1M+2L change places RH as 1L+2M set, 1L+2M change places RH as 1M+2L set, 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way to own sides
9-16 1M+3L change place RH as 1L+3M set, 1L+3M change place RH as 1M+3L set, 1s+3s dance ½ RH across, 1L casts up and 1M down to end between 2s/3s
17-24 2s+1s+3s advance up/down 2 steps, 2s and 3s retire as 1s petronella turn to sides, 2s+1s+3s advance, 2s and 3s retire as 1s petronella turn to partner's 2nd corner
25-32 2s+3s dance reels of 3 across as 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s crossing back to own sides 2nd place

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

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Major-General Sir William Erskine, 2nd Baronet (1770-1813) was an officer in the British Army, served as a member of Parliament, and achieved important commands in the Napoleonic Wars under the Duke of Wellington.

He was the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Sir William Erskine, 1st Baronet and his second wife, Frances. He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death in 1795.

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