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STRATHMORE (S4x40) 4C set John Drewry RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to opposite sides. (4)(3)(2)(1)
9-16 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance reels of 4 across (4L+3M and 2L+1M passing LSh) all ending on sides
17-24 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to original places
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set&Link, 1s+4s (centre couples) Set&Link
33-40 2s+4s+1s+3s circle 8H round and back. 2413

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

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Devised in 2002, by John Drewry, this dance was devised in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The name "Strathmore" comes from the Scottish Gaelic for "large valley" and so can refer to a number of places in Scotland (and others around the world). In this case Strathmore, Angus, is where Glamis Castle (childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) can be found.

Vale Of Strathmore
The River Isla Flowing Through The Vale Of Strathmore North Of Coupar Angus

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