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The Merrill Gathering

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THE MERRILL GATHERING (R3x40) 3C set Fiona S Miller Trestle Bridge Collection

1- 8 1s cross down RH, dance down behind 3s, cross up and dance up behind 2s into centre top place facing up (2s and 3s step in ready for...)
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Allemande. 321
17-24 1s set and cross RH; 2s+1s set and dance ½ RH across. 31(2)
25-32 All set and cross RH; 3s+1s set and dance ½ RH across. 132
33-40 1s cross RH, cast (3s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 3s. 312

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

The MERRILL GATHERING 40 Bar Reel For 3 Couples In A 3 Couple Set Fiona S. Miller

Bars 1 - 8 First couple, giving right hands, cross down below second couple, cast round 3's, cross back up below second couple and cast round them into place. (On bar 8 all three couples move in ready for allemande.)
Bars 9 - 16 All three couples dance an allemande. Finish 3,2,1.
Bars 17 - 24 First couple set and cross giving right hand, 1's and 2's set and dance ½ right hands across.
Bars 25 - 32 3's, 1's, and 2's set (joining hads on the side) and cross giving right hands. 3's and 1's set and dance ½ right hands across. Finish 1,3,2.
Bars 33 - 40 First couple cross giving right hands, cast off one place, and dance ½ figure of eight round the 3's who stepped up on bars 35-36. Finish 3,1,2.

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by Fiona S. Miller, October, 1999 - copyright 1999 by Fiona S. Miller. All rights reserved)

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This reel, The Merrill Gathering, was devised for the 31st annual weekend workshop of the San Francisco Branch of the RSCDS.

It is dedicated to all those who gathered in The Merrill Hall on Sunday October 31, 1999.

(Dance information by Fiona S. Miller - copyright 1999 by Fiona S. Miller. All rights reserved)

Merrill Hall
Merrill Hall, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California

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