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Cat's Paw

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CATS PAW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1

1- 8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s, between 2s and cast down to 2nd place
9-16 1s+1st corners dance RH across, 1s+2nd corners dance LH across 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 2nd corners - 1s end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s (3rd place) and Man with 3s) and dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides

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


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This reel, Cat's Paw, is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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