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Maggie O' The Dales

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MAGGIE O' THE DALES (S3x32) 3C set Charles Inglis 25 dances for 25 years

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s)
9-16 1s lead down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own sides and 1s+3s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
17-24 All circle 6H round to left for 2 bars (1s at top), Men ¾ turn partner 2H into centre (3 pointed star) and Ladies dance LH across 1⅓ times while Men chase once round clockwise to meet partner (in same position as at bar 17)
25-32 All turn RH (2s at top and 1s+3s into line across (1M+3L BtoB facing partners), all set, 2s turn RH (4 bars) while 1s+3s dance ¼ RSh reel of 4 and turn partners RH. 231

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

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