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MacLeod Of Harris

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MACLEOD OF HARRIS (R64+32+32+16) Sq.Set Mary Isdal MacNab dances 1

Part A
1- 8 1s+3s set, advance and dance RH across
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across and turn partners RH into 2 diagonal lines of 4 (1M, 2L, 3M, 4L in own places facing partners)
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, advance and dance RH across
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across and turn partners RH into original places
33-40 2s+4s set, advance and dance RH across
41-48 2s+4s dance LH across and turn partners RH into original places
49-56 1s+4s also 2s+3s set, advance and dance RH across
57-64 1s+4s also 2s+3s dance LH across and turn partners RH into 2 diagonal lines (1L, 2M, 3L, 4M in own places facing partners)

Part B
1- 8 All dance diagonal reels of 4
9-16 All set twice to partners and turn 2H to end in original places
17-24 All dance ½ Grand Chain and turn Tulloch hold
25-32 All dance ½ Grand Chain and turn Tulloch hold

Part C
1- 8 1s turn RH into Allemande hold facing out, 2s repeat to end behind 1s
9-16 3s repeat to end behind 2s, 4s repeat to end of line
17-24 All prom hold dance round clockwise into circle (1 springing pas-de-basque forward, 1 back and 2 skip change steps forward (4 times)

Part D
1- 8 1s cross hands and spin to original place in square, 2s repeat
9-16 3s repeat, 4s repeat, as each couple dances to place they wave farewell to others All end with a farewell

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


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