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Twenty-First Of September

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TWENTY-FIRST OF SEPTEMBER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) William Campbell RSCDS Book 17

1- 8 1s cast on own sides followed by 2s+3s (with hands joined on each side), cross below 3rd place and dance up to places on opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Allemande to the right
17-24 1s cast up on opposite sides followed by 2s+3s (with hands joined on each side), cross at top, dance down own sides into centre for Allemande
25-32 3s+2s+1s dance Allemande to the left
33-40 1s dance down the middle below 3s, cast up 1 place, dance up to top and cast to 2nd places

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

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The Battle of Prestonpans, also known as the Battle of Gladsmuir, was fought on 21 September 1745, near Prestonpans, in East Lothian; it was the first significant engagement of the Jacobite rising of 1745, which is sometimes viewed as a subsidiary conflict of the War of the Austrian Succession.

Jacobite forces led by the Stuart exile Charles Edward Stuart defeated a government army under Sir John Cope, whose inexperienced troops broke in the face of a Highland charge. The battle lasted less than thirty minutes and was a huge boost to Jacobite morale.

Battle of Prestonpans
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