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MacPherson's Rant

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MACPHERSON'S RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Young SCDs of the 18th Century

1- 8 1s set, cast to 2nd places, set and cast into lines of 3 across (Lady up Man down)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set advancing up/down, 2s+3s retire as 1s set turning right about to opposite sides (Lady between 2M+3M and 1M between Ladies), 2s+1s+3s set advancing, 2s+3s retire as 1s set turning right about to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners turning to face partner, set (turning) to face 2nd corners, 1s set to 2nd corners turning to right to face partner and set (up/down)
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (Man LSh with 2L and Lady RSh with 3L), 1s end in centre and turn RH to 2nd places

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

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