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Welcome To Skye

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WELCOME TO SKYE (J4x32) 4C set I Henderson Skye Collection 1

1- 8 All set, 1L+2L also 3M+4M change place RH on sides while 1M+2M also 3L+4L change place LH, 1s and 4s set and cross RH (Ladies dance between Men)
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 1s and 4s set and Petronella-in-tandem into centre, set and Petronella-in-tandem onto sides
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2413

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

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Skye or the Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides to the west of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate out from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillin hills. Although it has been suggested that the first of these Gaelic names describes a "winged" shape there is no definitive agreement as to the name's origins.

Skye has been occupied since the Mesolithic and has a colourful history including a time of Norse rule and a long period of domination by clans Leod and Donald.

The Isle Of Skye is renowned for its spectacular scenery, vibrant culture and heritage, and its abundant wildlife including the Golden Eagle, Red Deer and Salmon and at 1,656 square kilometres (639 sq mi), Skye is the second-largest island in Scotland after Lewis and Harris.

Dunvegan Castle On The Isle Of Skye
Dunvegan Castle On The Isle Of Skye

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