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The Music Makars

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THE MUSIC MAKARS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 33

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place and turn partner LH to Balance-in-Line position with 1st corners
9-16 1s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners then face 1st corners and set, 1s turn to right again and Balance-in-Line with corners then turn partner RH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s Balance-in-Line with 2nd corners then face 2nd corners and set, 1s turn to left again and Balance-in-Line with corners then turn partner LH to end 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s
25-32 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s), 1s change places passing RSh and dance LH across with other couple

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


The Music Makars
Roy Goldring   RSCDS Book 33
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s turn by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s turn by the left 1¼ times finishing in balance position with first corners;

  9-10 1s balance with first corners finishing by dropping hands and facing first corners;

11-12 1s set to first corners finishing in balance position with first corners (left hands to first corners);

13-14 1s balance with first corners;

15-16 1s turn by the right ¾ finishing in balance position with second corners;

17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with second corners;

25-28 2s1L 1M3s right hands across;

29-32 2s1M 1L3s left hands across.

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


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