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Mrs Trellis Of North Wales

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MRS TRELLIS OF NORTH WALES (M-(S3x32+R3x32)) 3C Triangular Set Graham Quartly

1- 8 Ladies dance RH across; dance LSh round partner back to place and all set
9-12 Men dance LH across, drop LH and join RH with partner. Ladies step back to form straight lines (Men LSh to centre, Ladies on outside) all facing anticlockwise
13-16 All set and link with partner, ending Ladies in centre BtoB facing partner
17-24 All dance "Clover Leaf Reel" (Triangular Schiehallion reel), 8 bars to move 2 places anticlockwise round
25-32 All set to partner, turn ¾ RH, Men face anticlockwise, Ladies clockwise; all dance past one person LSh and turn "new" partner LH to reform set. Men all in original places with new partner, all facing in

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

Dance Information

Mrs Trellis of North Wales is a fictional character who gained prominence through her regular appearances in the long-running British radio comedy panel game "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue."

This radio show, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1972, is renowned for its humorous and satirical take on various topics, including the fictitious Mrs Trellis.

Mrs. Trellis from North Wales made her inaugural "appearance" on ISIHAC in Series 17 back in 1990. After a long break, she came back in Series 22, in 1993.

Keeping Mrs Trellis intentionally unclear adds to the funny and mysterious appeal linked with this made-up character.

Mrs Trellis Of North Wales - Information Video

Radio 4 in 1972
Vintage Panasonic Transistor Radio, Model R-1029, AM Band, 6 Transistors, Made In Japan, Circa 1972

Published in Mrs Trellis Of North Wales, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Graham Quartly.
Image copyright Joe Haupt from USA, Creative Commons Licence 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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