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The Four Minute Reel

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THE FOUR MINUTE REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Magic Medicine

1- 8 1s+2s Set and Rotate:-
' Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides and 1s end facing 1st corner
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners, ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners and 1s end in 2nd place opposite side
25-32 3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 twice

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


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