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THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE  (S3x32) Triangular set John Bowie Dickson  Dunedin 1 1- 8 1s cross over (Man between 3s, Lady between 2s) & dance Fig of 8 & end turning RH ½ way to face partner in original places 9-16 All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 & end by turning RH to bring Men into centre 17-24 Men dance LH across in centre 2 places while Ladies dance clockwise 1 place, turn partner RH & repeat ending in triangular set order 2 3 1 25-32 All set & circle 6H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H & continue to circle 6H round to positions  2 3 1 Dance notes: 25-26 All set taking hands with partner 27-28 All circle to the left (try to get half-way) 29-30 All turn partner with both hands, continuing to move clockwise around the circle if necessary 31-32 All circle to the left, ending in the same place as on bar 24-26
John Bowie Dickson was quite particular that this dance was called ‘THE Wind on Loch Fyne’. It was first published by the Dunedin Dancers in Edinburgh. Loch Fyne extends north from the Sound of Bute and, at 65 kms, is the longest sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. It is noted for its oyster and herring fisheries, with Loch Fyne kippers widely considered the best available. Beside the herrings and oysters, Loch Fyne is home to wildlife such as otters, dolphins, seals, and (in summer) basking sharks. During World War II Loch Fyne served as a training ground for the Normandy landings and later it was used by the Royal Navy to test torpedoes. The name ‘Loch Fyne’ derives from the Gaelic for ‘Loch of the Wine (or Vine)’, even though there is no evidence of grapes growing in the area.
Taught/practised on: 2012 November 25 th 2015 March 1 st March 22 nd