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The Kenora Reel

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THE KENORA REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 2

1- 8 1s cross down and dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides, all giving nearer hands where possible. 1s+3s end in the middle (1s face down and 3s up)
9-16 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain up/down middle of set, ending 1s facing down, 3s facing up, nearer hands joined with partners
17-24 1s+3s set and Petronella-in-tandem (skip change) to side as 2s cross RH and cast round to right; 1s+3s set and petronella to ends as 2s cross RH (up/down) and cast to right
25-32 1s+2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place

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

The Kenora Reel
John Drewry Bankhead Book 2
Reel 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   1s cross down into mirror reels of 3, 1s 3s finishing beside the centre line, (1L 3M facing down, 1M 3L up);

  9-16 1s3s ladies' chain, 1s finishing facing down, 3s up;

17-20 1s 3s set and petronella turn in tandem, 1s to the Mn's side, 3s to the Ls', WHILE 2s cross and cast to the right;

21-24 1s 3s set and petronella turn in tandem to the ends WHILE 2s cross up and down and cast to the right, finishing 3s2s1s;

25-28 3s2s1s chase clockwise halfway to original places, 1s finishing on opposite sides;

29-32 1s cross by the right and cast to 2nd place.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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