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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

Strathspey
1- 8 1s+3s Set&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 side lines 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

Reel
1- 8 4s and 2s (top and bottom couples) Set&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 pstns

(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 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.

Audio clip pronunciation of Glamis.

Rose Of Glamis Painting Image
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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