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The Whistling Wind

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THE WHISTLING WIND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Elizabeth Goossen RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 1s set, dance in and cast to 2nd place, set to each other while advancing to 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass by RSh to dance ½ reel with 2nd corners. 1s end in centre BtoB, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Double Triangles facing up and down, 1s ending in 2nd place on own sides
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L

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

The Whistling Wind
Elizabeth Goossen RSCDS Book 36
Reel 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-6   1s dance towards each other and cast one place;

  7-8   1s set advancing to first corners;

  9-12 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;

13-16 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing back to back, M facing up;

17-24 double triangles up and down the set, 1s finishing with a petronella turn into 2nd place;

25-28 3L1s2M half diagonal rights and lefts;

29-32 3M1s2L half diagonal rights and lefts.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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This reel, Whistling Wind, was devised by Elizabeth Goosen (Winnipeg, Manitoba, branch) on a cold night in January 1984 for the Fort Garry class who regularly braved the cold and wind to come dancing.

Whistling Wind
Lower Fort Garry, St. Andrews, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Image copyright Robert Linsdell from St. Andrews, Canada [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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