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Ye'll Aye Be Welcome Back Again

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YE'LL AYE BE WELCOME BACK AGAIN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Castle Menzies RSCDS Book 7

1- 8 1s+2s set twice, 1M+2L also 1L+2M turn 2H (1M dances across the top to turn 2L on Ladies' side and crosses up diagonally to own place to face out while 1L dances down diagonally to turn on Men's side crossing back to own place to face in)
9-16 1M casts down own side as 1L dances down the middle, dance round the 3s and 1M dances up the middle as 1L casts up own side, cross RH at top and cast to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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

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Dance Information

Ye'll Aye Be Welcome Back Again is a Scottish Country Dance found in the Castle Menzies Register of Dances from 1749 (where it is called "He'll Aye be Wellcome Back Again"), and interpreted by the RSCDS in book 7, 1931.

(Dance information copyright, reproduced here with the kind permission of George Williams)

The title of this dance comes from the Scottish tune (also known as Duncan Davidson) found in the Drummond Castle Manuscript on page 32 dated 1734 edited by David Young (c. 1707- ), an amateur violinist and composer, collector and musician in Edinburgh.

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