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The Pink Triangle

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THE PINK TRIANGLE (S3x32) 6 Couple Triangular Set Tim Bolton-Maggs Edinburgh 90th Anniv
Start positions:
   3L 3M 4L 4M
2M                 5L
  2L              5M
    1M         6L
       1L   6M

1- 8 1s+2s, 3s+4s, 5s+6s dance reels of 4 on sides of triangle
9-16 All set to partners, turn RH to face corner. Set to corner, turn LH, take promenade hold with partner (L on Right) 1s face 2s, 3s face 4s, 5s face 6s
17-24 All promenade 4 places, 1s+3s+5s clockwise, 2s+4s+6s anticlockwise passing couples by Right then Left. 365214
25-32 All circle 12H round and back

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

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Dance Information

This dance, The Pink Triangle, was devised by Tim Bolton-Maggs from RSCDS Edinburgh and published in a collection of Scottish Country Dances to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 2014.

The Pink Triangle was devised for Sid Taylor who was interested to hear about the Edinburgh Gay Gordons so commissioned a folk music friend to write it.

The original tune, The Pink Triangle was written by Jon Bews and the music was recorded by Graeme Munro and his Scottish dance band on the RSCDS Edinburgh 90th Anniversary recording.

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