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The Countess Of Dunmore's Reel

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THE COUNTESS OF DUNMORE'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Deirdre MacCuish Bark RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s set, dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place and set advancing to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corners RH, pass RSh to 2nd place own side facing out (corners dance 4 bars)
17-24 Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:-
' 17-18 1M casts up, 1L casts down as 2s+3s turn ¾ RH into line up/down set
' 19-22 1M+2L and 1L+3M, in prom hold dance clockwise to opposite end of line as 2M+3L (in middle) turn 1½ LH
' 23-24 1s dance clockwise to 2nd place own side as 3s+2s turn partners ¾ RH to own sides. All face clockwise. 312
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round set. All set, cross RH to own sides. 213

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

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