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The Sunday Class
Taught/practised on:
THE BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER (J4x32)  John Drewry  Canadian Book  1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RH across with 3s & end 1M+3L also 1L+3M in prom hold facing out to pass corner person RSh  9-24 All dance 4x½ Reels of 3 on sides (to right to start, then left, right & left) with 1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each ½ Reel to progress Men clockwise & Ladies anticlockwise.  End in centre 1s facing down & 3s facing up 25-32 1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1½ times & crossing over to own sides & turn 4 th  person on own sides (men RH & Ladies LH)
2010 December 19 th
Maggieknockater is a hamlet on the A95 between Craigellachie and Mulben, under 4 miles from Dufftown, home of the world-famous Glenfiddich Distillery. The meaning of Maggieknockater is "field of the fuller" or "plain of the hilly ridge" and has nothing to do with a woman called Maggie. Until the early 1970s there was large apiary which was well known in the region and this has lived on in this dance, devised by John Drewry in 1975.