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Pulling Bracken

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PULLING BRACKEN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Tony Bulteel SCD Archives

1- 8 1s in prom hold (Lady on Man's Left) dance reel of 3 across with 2s, passing 2L LSh to start. 1s end in 2nd place own sides, 2s dance up to 1st place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing at top)
17-24 1s cross RH to face 1st corner and turn 1st corners LH, turn 2nd corners RH and ½ turn partner LH ready for...
25-32 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across, 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple and 1s end in 2nd place own sides

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

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Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns. Evolutionarily, bracken may be considered to be one of the largest and most successful ferns. It causes such a problem of invading pastureland that at one time the British government had an eradication programme. Pulling Bracken probably refers to people pulling it out of the ground to control it.


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