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LOCHINVER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn Short The Reel (310)

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ R&L; 2s+1s set, 2s cross LH while 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s+1st corners set and turn RH once round; 1s face each other diagonally and 1s followed by 1st corners pass LSh, curve round corner position, dance in and briefly give LH to face 2nd corners while 1st corners end in diagonally opposite corner position
17-24 Repeat 9-16 with 2nd corners. 1s end 1L between 3s (at top) facing down, 1M between 2s (3rd place) facing up
25-32 All set twice with 1s petronella turning (bars 27-28) to 2nd place opposite sides; 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ round. 213

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

Dance Notes

This dance, Lochinver, has been revised since it was first published in the Reel issue 309.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Dance Information

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland.

A few miles northeast is Loch Assynt, which is the source of the River Inver which flows into Loch Inver at the village.

Lochinver is dominated by the "sugar loaf" shape of Caisteal Liath, the summit peak of nearby Suilven.

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Lochinver And Suilven

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