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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. 2(1)3
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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