The Sunday Class
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THE CAIRN STRATHSPEY (S4x32)  Roy Goldring  Auld Friends Meet   1- 8 1s+2s   &   3s+4s   dance   RH   across   opening   out   to   circle   8H   round   ½   way ending 4 3 2 1 on opposite sides  9-12 4L+3L    also   2L+1L   dance   between   partners,   divide   &   dance   back   to end Ladies facing each other for reel of 4 on side (Mens) 13-16 Ladies dance ½ reel of 4 17-24 Men   repeat   bars   9-16   passing   between   Ladies   who   are   not   their partners 25-32 1s   cross   RH   &   cast   to   4 th    place    while   2s+3s+4s   set   &   cross   up   RH,   all turn 2H once round
2010 April 11 th 2014 May 11 th
A   cairn   is   a   man-made   pile   of   stones,   often   in   a   conical   form,   and   usually   found   in   uplands,   on   moorland   or mountain   tops,   or   near   waterways.   They   vary   from   loose,   small   piles   of   stones   to   elaborate   feats   of   engineering. In   modern   times   cairns   are   often   erected   as   landmarks.   In   ancient   times   they   were   erected   as   sepulchral monuments,   or   used   for   practical   and   astronomical   uses.   The   word   cairn   derives   from   the   Scottish   Gaelic   ‘carn’, which has a much broader meaning, and can refer to various types of hills and natural stone piles.   In   Scotland,   it   is   traditional   to   carry   a   stone   up   from   the   bottom   of   the   hill   to   place   on   a   cairn.   In   such   a   fashion, cairns   would   grow   ever   larger. An   old   Scots   Gaelic   blessing   is   ‘Cuiridh   mi   clach   air   do   chàrn’,   i.e.   'I'll   put   a   stone on   your   cairn'.   In   the   Faroe   Islands   (which   are   plagued   by   frequent   fogs   and   heavy   rain,   and   have   some   of   the highest seacliffs in the world) cairns are a common navigational marker over rugged and hilly terrain.