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The Silver Thistle

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THE SILVER THISTLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Reg Dyson RSCDS Book 44

1- 8 1s set advg, turn about (1M to left and 1L to right) to face own side, turn 2s with nearer hand to end in 2nd place, 1s repeat with 3s to end in 3rd place
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s, dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) into ½ reel of 3 on own sides (3)1(2)
25-32 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s turn LH while 2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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This reel, The Silver Thistle, was written to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary of the Askwith Thistle Club, a club hosting monthly dances in Askwith Village Hall on the first Saturday of each month.

Silver Thistle Club Image
The Silver Thistle Club HQ
Askwith Village Hall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire



Image Copyright John Sparshatt under this Creative Commons Licence.

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