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The Hamilton Rant

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THE HAMILTON RANT (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places, 1M+3M change places and 1L+3L change places
9-16 3s+1s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn 1¾ LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn corners 2H and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners
33-40 1s set and turn 2nd corners and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners again
41-48 1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 2nd corner RSh and cross to own sides 2nd place

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


The Hamilton Rant
Robert M Campbell   RSCDS Book 22
Reel   8 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1M2L cross by the right;

  3-4   1L2M cross by the right;

  5-6   1M3M cross by the right;

  7-8   1L3L cross by the right;

  9-12 3s1s half rights and lefts;

13-16 2s1s half rights and lefts;

17-20 1s cross by the right and cast;

21-24 1s turn by the left 1¾ times;

25-28 1s set and turn first corners (both hands);

29-32 1s set and turn each other (both hands);

33-36 1s set and turn second corners (both hands);

37-40 1s set and turn each other (both hands);

41-46 2s1s3s reels of 3 on sides (right shoulder to second corners);

47-48 1s cross by the left to 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire, in the west-central Lowlands of Scotland. It serves as the main administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area and it is the fifth largest town (excluding cities) in Scotland.
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Hamilton Town House Incorporating Library, Opened By King George V, 9th July 1914


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