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Sands Of Morar

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SANDS OF MORAR (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey RSCDS Book 45

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s giving hands when possible
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dance down between 2s to begin)
17-24 1s turn 2H and dance down middle to 3rd place as 2s+3s continue reel and dance down behind 1s, all set and 1s followed by 2s+3s cast up to original places
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon:-
' 1s and 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M and 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
' 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L and 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st place and 1s in 2nd place and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides

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

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Morar is a small village on the west coast of Scotland, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Mallaig. The name Morar also applies to the wider district around the village.

Morar is famous for Morar Beach, known as the "silver sands", which featured prominently in the film Local Hero, as well as in Breaking the Waves. Loch Morar, the deepest loch in the British Isles, is located nearby.

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The Sands At Morar

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