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Tribute To Glasgow

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TRIBUTE TO GLASGOW (J4x32) 4C J A Johnston Glasgow 90th Anniv

1- 8 All 4 couples Adv&Ret. All ½ turn partner RH, face, pull back RSh and dance out to partner's place.
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Spiral Progression:-
' 9-12 1M+2L turn RH, give LH to partner, Balance-in-Line, 1L+2M pull back LSh to join nearer hands with partners
' 13-14 1s+2s, in diagonal line, dance clockwise 1 place round
' 15-16 1L+2M drop hands, dance on to next place on side while 1M+2L continue RH turn to own sides opposite partners
' 3s+4s dance similarly to finish. 2143
17-24 Reel of 4 on sides (2s+1s also 4s+3s pass RSh). At end do not pass LSh but 4L+1L also 4M+1M ½ turn LH to finish on sides, Men facing in/down, Ladies facing in/up
25-28 2s+3s set and cross RH while 1L followed by 4L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 2s as 4M followed by 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s. (2)(4)(1)(3)
29-32 All set and cross RH. 2413

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


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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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