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St Mark's Strathspey

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ST MARK'S STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set David Horwill, October 2020

1- 8 All 3 couples set, 1L casts 2 places, dances up round 3L into 2nd place own side facing up while 1M dances down centre, casts up round 3M to 2nd place facing up (2s step up on 5-6)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides (1s pass 2s LSh to start)
17-24 2s+1s dance LH across; 1s+3s dance RH across
25-30 1L casts up 1 place, dances down centre to 3rd place while 1M dances up centre, casts to 3rd place (3c step up on 27-28)
31-32 2s+3s+1s set

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Mark the Evangelist, also known as John Mark or Saint Mark, is the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark.

According to Church tradition, Mark founded the episcopal see of Alexandria, which was one of the five most important sees of early Christianity.

His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and Mark the Evangelist's symbol is the winged lion, the Lion of Saint Mark.

St Mark
"The Lion Of St Mark", Vittore Carpaccio (1465-1526), Tempera On Canvas, c. 1516


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