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Rose Of Glamis

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ROSE OF GLAMIS (M-2x(S32+R32)) Sq.Set John Drewry Rose of Glamis

1- 8 1s+3s set and link, 1M and 3M pass partners to right, 1L followed closely by 3M dance out between 4s while 3L followed by 1M dance out between 2s, Ladies dance to their right and Men to left to join ends of line of 4 with 2s/4s
9-16 All set in lines of 4 on sides, 1M and 3 M cast to opposite ends of lines while partners dance into centre and pirouette (BtoB), Men dance into centre and pirouette while Ladies dance right to end of sidelines facing out, Men dance out to right to ends of line facing out while partners cast to opposite ends of line
17-24 All dance full reels of 4 on sides
25-32 Middle couples turn dancers at ends once round, finish in lines of 4 all facing across set (3M+2L+2M+1L facing 3L+4M+L+1M). All set, 3s+1s advancing towards partners while 2s+4s turn to face partners; all ¾ turn partners to end in prom hold facing clockwise (Men on outside), all Promenade on 1 place and face in. 4321

1- 8 4s and 2s (top and bottom couples) set and link, Men pass partners in front as 4s and 2s cross to face side couples who dance away from partners towards corner positions, Ladies turn Men by LH while Men turn Ladies by RH to finish in Sq.Set
9-16 4s and 2s with 2H joined set and pass each other couple (Men BtoB), set and pass back (Ladies BtoB)
17-24 All joining RH with partners set, Men set again as Ladies turn right under partner's arm, 1¼ turn to end in prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round

Repeat Strathspey and Reel again to end in original positions

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

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This medley was written to mark the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Glamis (pronounced "glamz", rhymes with "lambs") is a small village in Angus, Scotland, located four miles south of Kirriemuir and five miles southwest of Forfar. It is the location of Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 - 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress of India.

Born into a family of British nobility, she came to prominence in 1923 when she married the Duke of York, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary.

In 1936, her husband unexpectedly became king when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Elizabeth then became queen. (It was her husband King George VI who conferred the title "Royal" on the Scottish Country Dance Society in 1951).

After the war, her husband's health deteriorated and she was widowed at the age of 51. Her elder daughter, aged 25, became the new queen.

From the death of Queen Mary in 1953, Elizabeth was viewed as the matriarch of the British royal family.

In 1992 David Austin crossed two magnificent roses in the English Roses series, Graham Thomas and Mary Rose to produce a rose with pure white blooms, called Rosa Glamis Castle.

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Rose Of Glamis
Rose Of Glamis - HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
"Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother" Richard Stone (1951- ), Oil On Panel, c. 1986

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