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The Mill Of Towie

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THE MILL OF TOWIE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank Dunedin Dances Book 4

1- 8 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 around 2s, 1s crossing down to start
9-16 1s+2s dance the Knot, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ RH across (1L+2s and 1M+3s), 2s+3s dance ½ LH across while 1s chase ¼ clockwise, all 3 Ladies and all 3 Men dance ½ RH across, 1s turn 1¼ LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance pass and turn with 2nd corners and 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own side

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The Mill of Towie is a 19th century oatmeal mill beside the River Isla in Banffshire.

The Mill Of Towie
The Mill Of Towie, Near Drummuir, Beside The River Isla

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