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ASK MIRIAM  (J8x40)  Gordon Thomson  Cambridge Scot.Soc 75 Years  1- 8 1s+2s dance the Espagnole  9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1 st  corners & pass RSh to face 2 nd   corner, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2 nd  corners & end facing 3 rd   corners 17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3 rd  corners & pass RSh to face 4 th   corner, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 4 th  corners & end 2 nd  place own sides 25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way & turn partner RH 1½ times 33-40 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande
In the original publication, Gordon writes: “Ask Miriam”’, very appropriately I think, was devised whilst walking in the Cheviot hills, north of Alwinton, with members and friends of the Cambridge Scottish Society during a holiday organised by Nicola Howarth. Dancing it should allow the dancer to display elegance in the moves whilst enjoying the smooth flow, perhaps employing a little improvisation in the reels or burling in bars 29-32, with a smile and a twinkle in the eye! In addition to her elegance in all things, Miriam is remembered by many as a source of advice and information on all things practical. Whether on the hills or at home people would always say “Ask Miriam”. So, wherever this is danced, people continue, in a sense, to … “Ask Miriam”.