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Ballylesson's Ruby Celebrations

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BALLYLESSON'S RUBY CELEBRATIONS (J5x32) 5C set Lucy Mulholland 2018

1- 4 1s+3s set advancing into line up/down centre, ½ turn partner RH moving down 1 place to end Men facing up, Ladies facing down in centre (2s and 4s step up bars 3-4)
5- 8 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 to end in centre, 3M with 3L following facing up, 1L with 1M following facing down
9-16 3s+2s also 1s+5s dance tandem reels of 3 across. 3s and 1s end in centre, 3M with partner on Right facing down, 1M with partner on Left facing up
17-24 3s+4s+1s circle 6H round and back
25-28 3s+1s set, change places RH with person opposite, 1s face Ladies' side, 3s face Men's side
29-32 1M followed by 1L casts 1 place to Right to 3rd place own side, while 3L followed by 3M casts 1 place to Left to 5th place (4s and 5s step up 31-32) 24153

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This jig, Ballylesson's Ruby Celebrations, was devised in 2018 by Lucy Mulholland to celebrate the Ruby Anniversary (40th) of Ballylesson Scottish Country Dancing group, in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Linda Cooper, the current teacher of the class, drew up the program of 15 dances and was the MC.

The music was by Risin' Stour, two accordions, a fiddle, drums and a bass guitar.

Ballylesson (from Irish: Baile na Leasán, meaning "townland of the small ringforts") is a small village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland.

In the 2001 Census it had a population of 108 people. The village lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park and the Lisburn City Council area.

The Giant's Ring, a neolithic henge monument in state care, is between Edenderry and Ballylesson.

Ballylesson, a small village and townland in County Down
Ballylesson, The View From The Giant's Ring Path

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Text from this original Ballylesson article on Wikipedia.
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