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Fisherman Ginger's Reel

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FISHERMAN GINGER'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin SCD Is All Around The World

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up 3-4), dance down between 3s and cast up to face 1st corners
9-12 ½ Rotating Reel of 4:
 1s+1st corners pass RSh, corners pass each other LSh in centre pulling back RSh to "twirl" and dance out to opposite corner passing 1s RSh
13-16 1s turn RH 1½ to face 2nd corners while 1st corners dance clockwise round set to original places
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners. 1s finish in 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left (7 steps), cross R foot over L, pulling back LSh and chase anticlockwise to place. 213

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

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Dance Information

This dance was devised in October 2001 to celebrate Brian (Ginger) Richards 40th birthday.

Brian's three great passions are Jenny Richards (his wife), Scottish country Dancing and Fishing. Jenny asked Gaye to devise this dance and put in movements that Brian loves.

The movements in this dance represent the collection of the boat (1-8), the throwing out of the first line (9-12), a tiddler escaping (13-16, where the corners return safely home), and then the big catch (28) which is hauled aboard (29-32).

Recommended tune: The Moray Firth Hornpipe on the cd Aye Afloat, by Keith Smith and Muriel Johnstone.

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