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TRISKELION M-(S3x32)+(R3x32)  3C triangular set Ian Brockbank  Dance On (May 2005)  1- 2 Men dance across the set to the position of the lady on their right, passing left shoulders in the middle, while ladies cast into their partner’s place.  3- 4 Ladies dance across the set to the position of the lady on their right (currently being occupied by a man), passing left shoulders in the middle, while men cast into the man’s place.  5- 8 Repeat bars 1-4.  9-12 1st and 3rd couples (in 2nd and 1st places respectively) dance half a men’s chain. 13-16 1st man, 3rd lady and 2nd couple (in 1st and 3rd places respectively) dance half a men’s chain. Men have now all progressed one place anticlockwise from their original position. 17-24 Ladies dance a petronella turn to the position on their right, and set with the man in that place. Repeat. All are back with original partners. 25-32 All circle 6H round and back. 2 3 1 Note: bars 1-8 are like 8 bars of Schiehallion reels in a triangular set. If encored, this dance could be danced just once through as a Strathspey and once through as reel.
For Clare Lyddon and Peter Edwards on the occasion of their wedding on 16th March 2002. Tune: Strathspey: The Lass o’ Corrie Mill (Traditional) Reel: Alasdair of the Dun (Traditional) A triskelion is a symbol consisting of three interlocked spirals, or three bent legs, or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold rotational symmetry. From Greek - tri- ‘three times’ and skelos ‘leg’. The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is carved into the rock of a stone lozenge near the main entrance of the prehistoric Newgrange monument in County Meath, Ireland. A variant of the symbol is also found, carved into the wall in the inner chamber of the passage tomb. Because of its Celtic associations, it is also used as a symbol of Brittany. A triskelion is also the symbol of the Isle of Man and Sicily (where it is called trinacria) and these feature three running legs, bent at the knee and conjoined at the crotch area.
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2010 May 23 rd