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The Faraway Isle

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THE FARAWAY ISLE (J4x48) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH, cast in 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s/3s
9-16 1s+4s dance RH across, Men loop round and in behind partner to dance LH across back to face corners (1s face 2s and 4s face 3s - Ladies facing Men)
17-24 All dance double reels of 4 giving LH in centre 1s and 4s do not complete reel but turn in to face other corners
25-32 All set twice and turn RH to form lines across
33-40 All dance reels of 4 across
41-48 1s and 4s lead up/down and cross, cast in 1 place own sides and all turn RH

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

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This jig, The Faraway Isle, was devised by John Drewry for a visit to Majorca.

Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean.

Faraway Isle, Majorca
Faraway Isle - Majorca, From Space

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Text from this original Mallorca article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright (cropped) NASA, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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