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Eric's Reel

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ERIC'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank Edinburgh 90th Anniversary

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s step up), 1s turn RH finishing in 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1¼ to finish 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
17-24 2s+1L and 3s+1M set twice, 1s turn RH 1¼ to finish in 2nd place own sides 1M facing up, 1L facing down
25-32 All dance clockwise once round set. 213

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

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Eric's Reel was devised by Ian Brockbank from RSCDS Edinburgh, published in a collection of Scottish Country Dances to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 2014 and the original tune, also "Eric's Reel", was composed by Seonaid Lynn.

The Eric in question is Eric Liddell, gold and bronze medal winner in the 1924 Olympics, who demonstrated true Olympic and Christian values in his everyday life, the runner made famous by the film "Chariots of Fire".

The dance and tune were written for a beginner's class which met in the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside, Edinburgh which Ian taught and Seanaid played for.

Eric Liddell Centre
Eric Liddell Centre

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Text from this original Eric Liddell article on Wikipedia.
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