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The Bonny Lads Of Earley

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THE BONNY LADS OF EARLEY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Ness House 1

1- 8 1s lead down and cross below 2s, cast down behind 3s and lead up into double triangle position facing opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s set
9-12 1s turn 1st corner RH and dance RSh round corner to end facing in middle (M facing up, L down) while 2nd corners petronella into centre and set
13-16 1s+2nd corners dance ½ reel of 4 up/down set (3M ends in 2L place and 2L in 3M place) while 1st corners chase ½ way round set
17-24 1s dance RH across (L with 3s and M with 2s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple 1s ending in 2nd place own side
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L

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

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