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The Balmullo Reel

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THE BALMULLO REEL (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring Crow's Nest Set

1- 8 All set, ½ turn partner RH to Men facing out, all set and ½ turn partners RH to Ladies facing out
9-16 Ladies dance clockwise round outside past partner and loops RSh round next Man and dances on 1 more place
17-24 All set, ½ turn new partner LH to Ladies facing out, all set and ½ turn new partners LH to Men facing out
25-32 Men dance anticlockwise round outside past partner and loops LSh round next Lady and dances on 1 more place (all in opposite places)
33-40 3s+1s dance R&L
41-48 3s+1s promenade around each other passing LSh back to their 'new' places
49-64 4s+2s repeat 33-48
65-72 All Adv+Ret, set to partner, Men about turn and all chase 1 place clockwise
73-80 Repeat 65-72
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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


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Balmullo is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is 8 miles (10 km) from the town of St Andrews and near the villages of Guardbridge, Dairsie and Leuchars.
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Main Street, Balmullo Over 50 Years Ago


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