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MacDonald Of The Isles For Five Couples

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MACDONALD OF THE ISLES FOR FIVE COUPLES (Big Mac) (S5x32) 5C Set John F Rigby Montreal Moments

1- 8 2s and 4s dance diagonal reels of four with 1st corners and end dancing LSh round partner to face 2nd corners
9-16 2s and 4s dance diagonal reels of four with 2nd corners and ending in original places
17-24 All dance a Cumulative Grand Chain:-
' 17-20 1s+3s cross RH and face down, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places on the sides LH
' 21-24 2s cross RH as 1s+4s also 3s+5s change places RH on the sides, 2s+4s also 1s+5s change places LH on sides as 3s cross LH. 4(2)5(1)3
25-28 4s+2s also 1s+5s dance ½ R&L, 4s+5s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Men up, Ladies down). 24153

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


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Also see the dance MacDonald Of The Isles by Derek Haynes.

Additional search terms: McDonald, Big Mac.

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