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The Fair Maids Of Lyon

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THE FAIR MAIDS OF LYON (J4x48) Sq.Set Samantha Schad

1- 8 Ladies dance RH across ½ way, turning to right dance to opposite place and dance clockwise back to places
9-16 Men set advancing and turn to right to face partner, set (high cuts), set moving 1 place clockwise to face next Lady and set (high cuts)
17-24 All dance double reels of 4 (give LH in centre)
25-32 Men turn new partners RH into Allemande hold, Allemande anticlockwise once round and end with Men passing Lady in front to Lady facing out, Men in
33-40 All dance ½ Schiehallion Reel (2 places)
41-48 All circle 8H round and back
Repeat with Men progressing 1 place anticlockwise each time and Ladies swap ends/sides

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


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