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The Fireside Reel

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THE FIRESIDE REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) 18C Dances

1- 8 1M casts to 2nd place, crosses and turns 2L RH to end in 2nd place opposite side, 1L casts, crosses and turns 2M LH to end in 2nd place opposite side
9-16 1s lead down and cast up round 3s, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L (2s end 2nd place opposite sides) 1(2)3
17-24 1s+2s set and petronella turn moving anticlockwise to next position to Right, 1s+2s repeat. 2(1)3
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6 bar reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners (1M up, 1L down), 1s cross to own side 2nd place on bars 31-32

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

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