Dance Twenty-first of September 6800

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

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William (18C) Campbell (1796)
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21 September 1745 is the ...

21 September 1745 is the date of the battle of Prestonpans (east of Edinburgh). According to popular mythology, the Scots under Bonnie Prince Charlie, the »Young Pretender«, fought the English (under Sir John Cope) and prevailed, which from the Scots' point of view made the »battle« a major victory although even in 18th-century terms it should more properly be considered a skirmish.

During the Jacobite rising of 1745, most of the British army was engaged fighting the French on the Continent in the war of the Austrian succession. For Charles Edward Stuart, otherwise known as »Bonnie Prince Charlie«, this provided a welcome opportunity to try to recover »his« kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The battle of Prestonpans was the Jacobite army's first encounter with a hastily-recruited Loyalist army consisting mostly of inexperienced and badly-equipped troops, and started a campaign that at first appeared quite victorious but found a dismal end at Culloden the year after.

Twenty-first of September 3/4L · R40

1-8
1s cast on own sides followed by 2s+3s (with hands joined on each side), cross below 3rd place & dance up to places on opposite sides
9-16
1s+2s+3s dance Allemande to the right
17-24
1s cast up on opposite sides followed by 2s+3s (with hands joined on each side), cross at top, dance down own sides into centre for Allemande
25-32
3s+2s+1s dance Allemande to the left
33-40
1s dance down the middle below 3s, cast up 1 place, dance up to top & cast to 2nd places

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Malta Sunday September 20 2015 2015-09-20 Nameless Dancer Aug. 20, 2015, 9:40 a.m.
8.SCD-Weekend Chemnitz Social 2018-11-17 SCD Chemnitz Sept. 16, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
RSCDS Book 17 2015-09-20 Angelika Schmidkonz Sept. 20, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
Summer School 2017,Week 2, High Impact, Mo-We 2017-07-24 Ulrike Köppler Aug. 6, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Chemnitz_Tuesday SCD Chemnitz Feb. 6, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Chemnitz_Friday SCD Chemnitz Feb. 6, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

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