Dance Video The Blacksmith of Elgin (Video 1)

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The Blacksmith of Elgin (J48, Faith Brosse: Imperial Book of Scottish Country Dances - Volumes 1-3)
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Murrough Landon (Feb. 21, 2022, 9:45 p.m.) – Source: YouTube
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RSCDS Leicester at the 2005 ASCDS festival. The first part of a longer display. Here danced in two 3 couple sets with the end slightly adapted to lead into the next dance.

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The Blacksmith of Elgin 3/4L · J48

1c+2c+3c set twice ; and still holding hands, 1c leading, lines cross at the top (M passing outside W) and down opposite side (to 3x,2x,1x)
Repeat, crossing at the bottom, 1c leading (1,2,3)
Pickup Chain from top: (1c cross RH | 1c pass 2c LH on side ; 2c cross RH while{2} 1c pass 3c RH on side | 2c pass 3c LH on side while{2} 1c cross LH in 3pl) (3,2x,1)
All W set advancing and join nearer hands, set retiring ; All M repeat
Repeat pickup chain, 3c starting (1,2,3)
1c cast off (2c up) ; all Turn RH (2,1,3)

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