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Belfast Hornpipe

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BELFAST HORNPIPE (R3x32) 3C set Wesley Clindinning Canada's Irish Rover

1- 8 1s ½ turn RH and twirl (pull back RSh) and dance out to opposite sides, 2s repeat
9-16 3s ½ turn and twirl to opposite sides, 1s+2s+3s ½ turn and twirl to own sides
17-24 1s slip step down the middle and back to end at top facing down
25-32 1s Set&Cast 1 place, 1M+3M turn RH 1½ times while 1L+3L turn LH 1½ times. 231

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

Dance Notes

Variation, bars 25-32: 1s turn 2s 1½ times (1M+2M RH, 1L+2L LH), 1s turn 3s 1½ times (1M+3M LH, 1L+3L RH)
This variation of the dance is known as the Wes Clindinning's Hornpipe.

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