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The Gannochy Reel

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THE GANNOCHY REEL (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1M and 2L also 3M and 4L pass RSh, dance LSh round partner, pass each other RSh back to original places
17-18 Top 3 on Men's side change places RH with bottom 3 on Ladies' side
19-20 Top 3 on Ladies' side change places LH with bottom 3 on Men's side
21-24 Repeat 17-20 to end (4)(3)(2)(1)
25-32 3s+2s set and link; 4s+2s also 3s+1s set and dance ½ RH across. 2413

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

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Gannochy is a village on the river North Esk, 7 miles due north of Brechin, about halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen in Scotland.

River North Esk At Gannochy Bridge

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