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Jack O' Carron

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JACK O' CARRON (J4x48) 4C set Derek Ivory and Mick Bacchus Imperial 2

1- 8 All dance Grand Chain ½ way
9-16 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead up 1s and 3s crossing to own sides as 2s and 4s end on opposite sides, 1s cast 1 place and ½ turn RH to face 3s
17-24 1s+3s set, 1s set turning ¾ round to left into BtoB (L facing up to 2s, M down) and circle 3H round to right ½ way (L with 2s, M with 4s) to end in lines of 3 across and all set facing down/up
25-32 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 (with same couples - RSh to person on right) and pass RSh to dance a ½ LSh reel of 4 with 3s
33-40 1s passing by RSh dance ½ RSh reels of 3 with other end couple pass LSh to dance a ½ RSh reel of 4 with 3s and end facing 3s
41-48 1s+3s set, 1s turn to face up to 2s and set, turn inwards to face 4s and set, 1s lead down and cross to 4th place own sides

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


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