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The Harvest Moon

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THE HARVEST MOON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s and 1L round 3s) while 2s and 3s set and cross RH to opposite sides
9-16 1s cross RH, cast round 1st corner (pstn) and cross between 2s/3s to 2nd place, dance in and take allemande hold facing up while 2s and 3s set, petronella turn into centre (skip change) and set, 2s+3s turn ¾ RH ready for...
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s set, cross RH and chase ½ way clockwise. 213

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

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The harvest moon is the moon at or about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.

The harvest moon is often mistaken for the modern day hunter's moon, it is said to come before or after the autumnal equinox and is simply the full moon closest to that equinox.

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