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Angus MacLeod

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ANGUS MACLEOD (R2x64) 4C set Alex T Queen Dances of an Island Clan

1- 8 2s+3s dance into middle and face diagonally in and all set, turn R about to face corners, change place passing RSh with corners and set turning R about
9-16 Corners dance out as 2s+3s dance into middle passing RSh and all set, 2s+3s turn R about and turn corners RH once back to middle
17-32 2s+3s LH across once round to face corners, all dance double diagonal reels of 4 giving LH in middle, corners end in original places
33-40 2s+3s change places with partners LH to face partner's corner and set, all turn corner with nearer hand (2s+3s dance out ends and cast back to middle)
41-48 2s+3s face diagonally in, Set and Points twice
49-56 2s+3s dance out own ends and cast (individually) back into middle again to Set and Points
57-64 2s+3s dance out opposite ends (3s making an arch), couples cast round left corner and dance out other end while corners step up/down. 2143

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Angus MacLeod
Alex T Queen   Dances of an Island Clan
Reel   2 x 64 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   2s 3s advance diagonally and set, turning right about to face corners;

  5-6   2s 3s exchange places with corners (passing right shoulders);

  7-8   all set, turning right about;

  9-12 repeat bars 5-8;

13-16 2s 3s turn corners by right;

17-20 2s3s left hands across;

21-32 interlocking reels of 4, finishing in original places;

33-34 2s 3s cross by the left, finishing facing partner's corners;

35-36 all set facing partner's corners;

37-40 2s 3s turn partner's corners (2s 3s passing between corners) and cast inwards to finish facing inwards in the centre;

41-44 2s3s set and point 4 times;

45-48 repeat bars 41-44;

49-52 2s lead up between 1s and cast WHILE 3s lead down between 4s and cast up, finishing in the centre again;

53-56 repeat bars 41-44;

57-62 2s (promenade hold) dance under arch made by 3s, down between 4s and up round 4L WHILE 3s (promenade hold) dance up between 1s and round 1M;

63-64 2s pass 3s by the left WHILE 1s move down and 4s up, finishing 2s1s4s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  7-8   2s 3s set facing out and turn about (not quite as written but it looks better).

11-12 1s 4s set facing out and turn about.

17-20 Left hands across all the way round, i.e., finishing facing the same corner as on bars 5 and 16.

21-32 2 bars for each half loop and for the left hands across halfway in the interlocking reels.

33-34 2L 3M polite turn after crossing by the left.

63-64 1s and 4s must step inwards so that 2s and 3s can finish at the ends.

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