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Liam's Jig

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LIAM'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Neil M Grant, 2002

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across, 1s cast as 2s nearer hands joined dance up to top
9-16 1s+3s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 3s dance up to start). 1s end just outside lines in 2nd place facing up
17-24 2L+1L+3L dance LH across as 2M+1M+3M dance RH across; Bar 20: 1s cross down and dance up opposite sides, 3s then 2s cross and follow, 1s cast to 2nd place, 3s dance up to 1st place facing out. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1L up with 3s, RSh to 2M, 1M down with 2s, RSh to 2L); 3s+1s+2s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 on own side (1M in/up, 1L in/down). 213

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

LIAM'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Neil M Grant 2002

1- 8 1s and 2s nearer hands joined Set. RH Wheel once round, 1s Cast off 1 as 2s Dance to top nearer hands joined.
9-16 1s and 3s Double figure of 8. 1s Cross down as 3s Dance up side to start. End 1s 2nd place facing up just outside the line, 3s own place facing out.
17-24 2, 1, 3W LH Wheel as 2, 1, 3M RH Wheel. Bar 20 1s Cross down diagonally, followed by others in their wheel, Dance up opposite side, 1s Cast off 1, 3s top place facing out, 2s, 3rd place facing out. (3)(1)(2)4
25-28 3s, 1s, 2s ½ Reel 3 across RSh: 1W up, 1M down. End on sides facing way of travel.
29-32 3s, 1s, 2s ½ Reel of 3 on own side LSh. 213

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