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The Cranberry Tart

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THE CRANBERRY TART (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Terry Glasspool 7 Year Itch

1- 8 1M sets and casts 1 place, sets and petronella turns between 3s facing up while 1L stands for 2 bars then sets, casts 1 place and sets
9-16 1M sets in line with 3s and all 3 advance and retire then 1M advances to partner while 1L petronella turns between 2s and sets in line with 2s then all 3 advance and retire, 1L pulling back RSh (bar 16) to face 2L
17-24 1L followed by partner dances tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L) to end in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to 3s. 213

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

The Cranberry Tart
Terry Glasspool  7 Year Itch
Jig 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1M set;

  3-4   1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;

  5-6   1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;

  7-8   1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;

  9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;

11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;

13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;

15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;

17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  3-14 1L repeat 1M's movement 2 bars later.

15-16 This is the tricky bit for 1L as she takes the lead.

    -24 1L finish facing out and down, 1M in and down.

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Also see the dance Preparation Reel by T Harvey.


Fresh Or Frozen Cranberries
Sliced Almonds
Almond Extract
Plain Flour
Caster Sugar

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