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Birlin' Awa

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BIRLIN' AWA (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection vol. 2

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1s cross down while 2s cast up, 1s+3s turn 1½ times on the sides (Men's side LH and Ladies' side RH)
9-16 3s+1s set, 1s dance up to 2nd place while 3s cast back to places, 2s+1s turn 1½ times on sides (Men's side RH and Ladies' side LH)
17-24 1s cross down to dance reflection (mirror) reels of 3 on own sides
25-32 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn RH 1½ times to 2nd place own sides

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

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