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The Swilcan

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THE SWILCAN (J4x32) 4C set James B. Cosh RSCDS Book 23

1- 4 1s and 4s ¼ turn RH on sides with 2s and 3s to Balance-in-Lines across, drop LH and ¼ turn RH to Balance-in-Line on side
5- 8 1s ¼ turn 4s LH to Balance-in-Line across, drop RH and ¼ turn to Balance-in-Line on side ending 2413
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on own side
17-24 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H round once to left and 4s+1s only (centre couples) dance back LH across
25-32 1s+3s (bottom couples) dance ½ R&L and cross RH, 4s and 3s (centre couples) change places LH on side. 2341

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

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The Swilcan Bridge, is a famous stone bridge over the Swilcan Burn on the 18th hole at St Andrews Links golf course, Scotland.

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