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Mrs Milne Of Kinneff

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MRS MILNE OF KINNEFF (S4x32) Sq.Set Alan MacPherson RSCDS Leaflet Dances 20

1- 8 1s and 3s join hands with partner and advance for 2 steps, turn opposite partner RH once round, retaining opposite partner hand dance RH across with 2s/4s
9-16 Dancing couples (1M+3L and 1L+3M) facing side couples dance parallel reels of 4 across the dance
17-18 Dancing couples (1M+3L and 1L+3M) set to side couples
19-22 Dancing couples (1M+3L and 1L+3M) dance out between side couples and cast to original places while side couples separate and dance into centre to meet partners then holding nearer hands dance out to original places
23-24 All turn partners 2H
25-32 All circle 8H ½ way round to left, ¾ turn partners RH into prom hold (Ladies on inside) and all Promenade 1 place clockwise

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

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Mrs Milne was the pianist for many years at the Stirling Branch of the RSCDS. She was a native of the village of Kinneff in the east of Scotland. The deviser, Alan MacPherson, was a member of the same RSCDS branch.

Kinneff is a roadside hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where in 1651 the Crown Jewels of Scotland were hidden in the Old Kirk (from Cromwellian forces who had laid siege to the nearby Dunnottar Castle), where they remained safe until the Restoration in 1660.

Old Kirk Of Kinneff
Old Kirk Of Kinneff

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