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The Swilcan

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

1- 4 1s+2s and 3s+4s ¼ turn RH on sides to form line of 4 across and Balance-in-Line, drop LH and ¼ turn RH to all Balance-in-Line on own sides
5- 8 1s ¼ turn 4s LH to Balance-in-Line across, drop RH and ¼ LH turn to all Balance-in-Line on own sides. 2413
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on own side. 1s+4s pass LSh at end
17-24 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H round once to left; 4s+1s only (centre couples) dance LH across
25-32 1s+3s (bottom couples) dance ½ R&L and cross RH with partner to own side; 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.

Swilcan Bridge
The Swilcan Bridge


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