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The Hope Valley Reel

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THE HOPE VALLEY REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Jane Harries Third Sheaf Collection

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, advance and retire, set
9-16 1s cast (2s step up), dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place own sides. All set
17-24 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 3s dance up)
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/up to start). End with 2s+3s curving into place
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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There are a great many places in the world named Hope Valley, but it is a fair bet that the Hope Valley referred to here is the one just 10 miles (16km) to the West of Sheffield, since this dance appears in the Third Sheaf Collection of dances for the Diamond Jubilee 1955-2015, published by the Sheffield Branch RSCDS.

The Hope Valley is a rural area centred on the village of Hope, Derbyshire, in the Peak District in the northern Midlands of England.

Although the Hope Valley appears to be a single valley, the name of the river changes several times. The head of the valley lies below Mam Tor at Castleton. From here, the Peakshole Water flows to Hope, where it enters the lower reaches of the River Noe, which has flowed from Edale. The Noe then flows to Bamford, where it enters the River Derwent, which has travelled about ten miles from Bleaklow.

The Hope Valley
The Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Viewed From Higger Tor, On The City Boundary Of Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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