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MONYMUSK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Preston RSCDS Book 11

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn 1¼ times LH to end 1L between 2s to face 1M between 3s
9-16 2s+1s+3s set twice 1s turning (bars 11-12) onto opposite sides and all set twice again on sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to person on their Right and 1s cross RH to places

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

Preston   RSCDS Book 11
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s turn by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s turn by the left 1¼ times, finishing 2M1L2L facing 3M1M3L in lines across;

  9-10 all set;

11-12 all set again (1s pulling right shoulder back on the second step), finishing 2s1s3s on the sides;

13-16 all set twice on the sides;

17-24 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back;

25-30 reels of 3 on the sides, 1s giving right shoulder to second corners;

31-32 1s cross to own sides in 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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Monymusk is a planned village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland which was almost entirely rebuilt in 1840, although its history dates back to 1170.

It is also the name of a site for fishing on the nearby River Don.

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The House Of Monymusk

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