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The Sound Of Cara

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THE SOUND OF CARA (J8x32) 4C set Moira Stacey Gigha Set

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place
9-16 2L+1L+3L set and cross passing partner RSh and dance up behind Men, cross and down own sides
17-24 2M+1M+3M set and cross passing partner RSh and dance down behind Ladies, cross and up own sides all end in middle for...
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

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

The Sound of Cara A Jig for 3 couples by Moira Stacey

1-8 1st couple set, cast one place, dance down between 3rd couple and cast up to 2nd place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 1st, 2nd and 3rd women set, cross the dance passing partner by right shoulder, and 2nd woman leading dance up and cross above 2nd man (at the top) to own side and dance down finishing in the order 3,1,2.
17-24 2nd, 1st and 3rd men set, cross the dance passing opposite woman by the right shoulder and 3rd man leading dance dawn and cross below 2nd woman (in 3rd place and up own sides). All 3 couples dance in on bar 24 ready for a three couple allemande.
25-32 3rd, 1st and 2nd couples allemande. Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by Moira Stacey - copyright 1991 by Moira Stacey. All rights reserved)

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In geography, a sound or seaway is a long, relatively wide body of water, larger than a strait or channel, forming an inlet or connecting two larger bodies of water, such as two seas, or a sea and a lake.

Recommended Music: The Archivist or Longridge Towers by Muriel Johnstone.
(Recommended by Moira Stacey)

The Sound Of Cara
Looking Across Water Sound From The Sandy Beach On The South Coast Of Burray
In The Distance Is The Ayre Of Cara On South Ronaldsay

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