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The Moray Rant

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THE MORAY RANT (S3x48) 3C set John Drewry Silver City Book

1- 8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s and 1s cross RH to opposite sides
9-16 1s set advancing and turn 2H, dance down and out between 2s and 3s then cast down behind 3s to turn in to face 3s
17-24 1s set and turn 3s (1s dancing out between 2s and 3s), dance up between 3s and out between 2s+3s then cast up behind 2s to turn in to face 2s
25-32 1s set and turn 2s (1s dancing out between 2s and 3s) into 1st place opposite sides, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s back to 1st place own sides
33-40 1s+2s circle 4H once round to Left, 1s facing 2s set and 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s lead up to 1st place
41-48 1s+3s circle 4H once round to Left, 1s facing 3s set and 1s cast to 3rd place as 3s lead up to 2nd place

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

The Moray Rant
John Drewry   Silver City Book
Strathspey   3 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-6   1s cross down into Inveran reels;

  7-8   1s cross by the right to opposite sides;

  9-12 1s set advancing and turn both hands;

13-16 1s lead down between 2s, cast round 3s and finish back to back, 1L facing 3M, 1M facing 3L;

17-18 3M1L 1M3L set;

19-20 3M1L turn by the left WHILE 1M3L turn by the right;

21-24 1s lead up between 3s, cast up round 2s and finish back to back, 1L facing 2M, 1M facing 2L;

25-26 2M1L 1M2L set;

27-28 2M1L turn ¾ by the right WHILE 1M2L turn ¾ by the left, 1s finishing in 1st place on opposite sides;

29-32 1s half figures of eight round 2s, finishing in original places;

33-36 1s2s 4 hands round to the left;

37-38 1s2s set facing up and down;

39-40 1s cast WHILE 2s lead up;

41-44 1s3s 4 hands round to the left;

45-46 1s3s set facing up and down;

47-48 1s cast WHILE 3s lead up.

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

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Moray is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It lies in the north-east of the country, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland.

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