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The River Mourne Strathspey

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THE RIVER MOURNE STRATHSPEY (S4x48) 4C Set Jean Annesley Belfast 40th Anniversary

1- 8 1s dance down between 2s, cast up on own sides into centre and curve out to places
9-16 1s+2M and 4s+3M advance diagonally to join hands in triangle, drop hands, retire and repeat
17-24 1s dance down between 3s and cast back to places
25-32 4s cross RH and cast up 1 place, cross RH and cast up 1 place (3s, 2s and 1s step down as 4s cast behind them). (4)123
33-40 4s set and turn 2H moving down to 4th place (1s+2s+3s step up 35-36)
41-48 1s dance down making an arch as 2s+3s+4s dance up (2 bars for each couple to dance under arch and up 1 place) and all turn RH. 2341

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


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The River Mourne is a river in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and is a tributary of the River Foyle.

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River Mourne


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