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Solway Firth

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SOLWAY FIRTH (J4x48) 4C set John Drewry Bon Accord Book

1- 8 All set, 1s and 3s cast down 1 place, cross up and cast 1 place opposite sides while 2s and 4s cross up, cast 1 place and cross up to own sides. 2(1)4(3)
9-16 1s+4s set and dance RH across ½ way to end facing corners, All set, ½ turn corners LH to form St Andrew's Cross
17-24 All set twice, turn corners LH onto sides and 4s+1s dance RH across ½ way, 1M facing up, 4M facing down
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance Ladies' Chain
33-40 2s (at top) stand while 1s+4s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s and 4s pass RSh to start), 1s+3s set and cross RH. 2341
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

The Solway Firth is a firth (large sea bay) that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway.

The Solway Reel Firth
The Solway Firth

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