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Sleepless Night

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SLEEPLESS NIGHT (M-4x(S16+R16) 4C set Birgit Frie
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite side
Strathspey

1- 8 All dance the Slip Knot:
   1s+2s dance Knot (normal) while 3s+4s dance Knot starting down set. On Bar 7-8: 1s+4s dance ½ LH across. 2(4)1(3)
9-16 4s+1s set across, ½ turn partner 2H flowing into circle 4H round to left. 1s and 4s end in centre, 4s facing up, 1s down, facing corners
Reel

1- 8 4s+1s dance double 'Hello-Goodbye' setting. 1s and 4s end in prom hold, 1s in centre 2nd place facing up, 4s in 3rd place facing down
9-12 1s+2s also 4s+3s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1s RSh to 2L, 4s RSh to 3L) On meeting in centre 1s and 4s swap partners
13-16 1L+4M and 1M+4L in prom hold dance ½ reels of 3 across (LSh to 2M/4M). End on sides. 24(1)(3)

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


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Also see the dance Sleepless Nights by Martin Sheffield.
Sleepless Night
"A Woman Lying Awake In Bed" Rembrandt (1606-1669), Pen And Brown Ink On Paper, c. 1635-1640


Image copyright (cropped) Rembrandt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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