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The Cape Breton Hornpipe

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THE CAPE BRETON HORNPIPE (R4x32) 4C set C Inglis 25 Dances for 25 Years
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place, set and dance ½ LH across end giving RH to nearest corner
9-16 All balance in St Andrews cross formation and 4s also 1s turn corners into centre, balance and turn corners back to places and end facing corners
17-24 4s and 1s dance DoSiDo with corners, 4s and 1s dance RSh round corner back into middle
25-32 4s+1s dance RH across and end 1s facing down and 4s up, dance out ends crossing and cast in 1 place. 24(1)(3)

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

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