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Tapadh Leibh

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TAPADH LEIBH (S3x32) 3C set John Fletcher BHS 9 for 2015

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up) turn 1st corners RH and finish facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and turn ¾ LH
17-24 1L+3s (at top) and 1M+2s dance RH across, 1s ending LSh to LSh in centre facing opposite sides. 1s petronella turn to 2nd opposite sides; 3s+1s+2s set
25-32 3s+1s+2s turn partner RH ½ way, face partner, pull back RSh and dance out to own sides; 1s+2s dance RH across

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

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"Tapadh Leibh" is Scottish Gaelic for "Thank You" (formal or plural).

Tapadh Leibh
Tapadh Leibh - Thank You

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