Taught/practised on: 2010 July 25th Aug 22nd Sept 5th 2011 Jan 9th Feb 20th Mar 13th Mar 27th 2013 Feb 3rd June 2nd 2014 Feb 2nd THE RECUMBENT STONE (R5x48) John Drewry  Greenburn Book 3  1- 8 2s+3s+4s circle 6H round & back while 1s & 5s wait for 4 bars then turn RH for 4 bars  9-16 1s & 3s dance Fig of 8 round couples below them 17-24 1s & 3s dancing between couple below turn them with nearer hand 1½ times, cast down behind next couple & lead up to face 1st corners 25-32 1s & 3s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh & ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end passing RSh to face 3rd corners 33-40 1s & 3s dance ½ diag reel with 3rd corners & pass RSh to face each other up/down in centre (Ladies face down & Men up) & ½ reel of 4 in centre 41-48 3s & 1s turn RH 1¼ times to 2nd/4th places (opposite side) & dance ½ Figs of 8 across round couples on their left (Lady up, Man down) to end 5 3 4 1 2 Recumbent stone circles are a variation on the standard stone circles and are peculiar to the north east of Scotland and the south west of Ireland. Recumbent stone circles date back to approx 3000BC. A recumbent circle is formed principally of a ring of stones, like all other stone circles; however, there is one, large recumbent stone laid on its side (Bars 1-8, 2s+3s+4s 6 hands round and back), usually flanked by the two largest of the standing stones immediately on either side (Bars 4-8 1s & 5s turn RH). The stones are commonly graded in height with the lowest stones being diametrically opposite to the tall flankers. Cribs R