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THE SINGING SANDS (S3x32) Barry Priddey  Silver Rose  1- 8 1s & 2s dance the Tourbillon : - `1s & 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M & 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side & 2s on Men’s side, 1s set to 2s `1s & 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L & 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1 st  place & 1s in 2 nd  pl & 2s+1s cross RH to own sides  9-16 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man round 2s & Lady round 3s), 1s dance ½ reels of 3 (Man with 3s & Lady with 2s) 17-24 1s dance Diag R&L to end 3 1 2 25-32 All set, 3s+1s dance RH across ½ way while 2s cross RH & all chase clockwise ½ way to end 2 3 1
On some beaches, dry sand will make a singing, squeaking, whistling, or barking sound if a person scuffs or shuffles their feet with sufficient force. The phenomenon is not completely understood scientifically, but it has been found that quartz sand will do this if the grains are very well rounded and highly spherical. Not all sands sing, whistle or bark alike. Fine sands, where individual grains are barely visible to the naked eye, produce only a poor, weak sounding bark. Medium-sized grains can emit a range of sounds, from a faint squeak or a high-pitched sound, to the best and loudest barks when scuffed enthusiastically. Water also influences the effect. Wet sands are usually silent because the grains stick together instead of sliding past each other, but small amounts of water can actually raise the pitch of the sounds produced. The most common part of the beach on which to hear singing sand is the dry upper beach above the normal high tide line, but singing has been reported on the lower beach near the low tide line as well. Singing sand has been reported on 33 beaches in the British Isles, including on the islands of Eigg and Islay in the Scottish Hebrides.