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The Huntsman

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THE HUNTSMAN (J4x40) 4C set Ian Barbour Music Makers

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance RH across with 3s
9-16 1L followed by 3M dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L) while 3L followed by 1M dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 4s (RSh to 4M), 1L and 3L followed by 3M/1M dance down sides to end 1s in 3rd place opposite sides and 3s in 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to bottom and turn RH (long turn) to end 2341
25-40 All dance special R&L for 4 couples:
 The following 4 bar moves are all danced simultaneously and all the terms used refer to positions not persons:
 1L casts to 4L,
 4M casts to 1M,
 1M+2L and 2M+3L and 3M+4L all change places RH and persons ending in 2nd and 3rd positions change places LH on sides while those ending at 1M and 4L positions cross over to other side

Repeat a further 3 times. 2341

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

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