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Taught/practised on: 2013 April 28 th
THE MEETING OF THE WATERS (R8x48)  Iain Boyd  Strathtay Album  1- 8 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (1M & 2L pass LSh while 1L & 2M cast), 1L ends facing out  9-16 1s dance parallel Figs of 8 round 2s & 3s on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start) 17-24 1L followed by 1M casts round 2L, cross down between 3s, cast up to 2 nd  place on Men’s side & cross to own side as 1M ends Men’s side 25-32 1s dance RH across with 3s & LH across with 2s 33-40 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start) 41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back Dance Notes  1- 8      Move very quickly so that 2s can get back to places   17-24 Take this slowly
Iain Boyd said that ‘The Meeting Of The Waters’ was merely a tune he liked and he devised this dance to fit the tune.   It is thought that the inspiration for the tune comes from a location of that name in County Wicklow, Ireland where the Avonbeg runs into the Avonmore (the "little river" and the "big river") to become the Avoca which flows through the village of Avoca into the Irish Sea at Arklow.   The Avoca area has been immortalised by Thomas Moore in the famous song ‘The Meeting of the Waters’. The song is said to have been written under a tree, the stump of which remains by the Meetings.  Avoca is the village where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed.