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Welcome Home (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1- 4 Third couple, followed by second couple and first couple dance down the middle
5-8 First couple followed by second couple and third couple dance up the middle finishing back in original places
9-12 First couple turn with the right hand and cast off one place, second couple step up on bars 11 and 12
13-16 First couple turn with the left hand and finish in second place own sides
17-24 First lady dances a figure of eight round the second couple, giving left shoulder to second man to begin, WHILE first man dances a figure of eight round third couple giving left shoulder to third lady to begin
25-32 Second, first and third couples circle round and back

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2008)

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The first eight bars represent all the people who are travelling home to Scotland, and bars nine to sixteen represent the arrival of travellers to their homeland.

Bars seventeen to twenty four represent the homecomer's visiting places and people and the final eight bars are a celebration of meeting old and new friends and a successful homecoming year.

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