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On The Banks Of Shee Water

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ON THE BANKS OF SHEE WATER (J4x32) 4C set Ian Sandeman Peterborough 2000 Collection

1- 4 1s+3s face down, 2s+4s face up. All turn facing person (RH on Men's side, LH on Ladies' side)
5- 8 1s+3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple below to finish 1s+3s facing down, 2s+4s up. (1)2(3)4
9-16 All dance ½ Grand Chain, start by changing places RH on the sides (2 bars/hand) (4)3(2)1
17-24 4s+2s repeat bars 1-8. At the end 4s+2s dance in and take Promenade hold while 3s step in on bar 24 (order 4 3 2 1) ready for...
25-32 4s+3s+2s (top 3 couples) dance 3 couple Allemande. 2341

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

Dance Information

The Shee Water is a river in the highland portion of eastern Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

The Allt a' Ghlinne Bhig, Allt Ghlinn Thaitneach and Glen Lochsie Burn (plus numerous smaller streams) drain south out of the Grampian mountains. They converge at the Spittal of Glenshee to form the Shee Water. This runs through Glenshee to the Strathmore valley where it becomes the Black Water for a short distance and, close to Bridge of Cally, joins the River Ardle to form the River Ericht.

The Water eventually reaches the North Sea via the River Isla and the River Tay.

Shee Water Banks
The Banks Of Shee Water

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