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WINDMILLS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 5

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners and end turning RH to Man facing up and Lady down
17-24 1s dance RSh round 2nd corners, pass LSh in centre to dance RH across (Lady with 3s and Man with 2s) and end facing 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end in 2nd place own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Energetic dancers may wish to dance this as a reel The Whirlwind (Haynes), also devised by Derek Haynes.

A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of the wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.

The main use is for a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing. Windmills have also provided energy to sawmills, paper mills, hammermills, and windpumps for obtaining fresh water from underground or for drainage (especially of land below sea level).

Windmills - Information Video

Windmills Of Kinderdijk, Holland

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