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The Patched Bagpipe

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THE PATCHED BAGPIPE (J4x32) 4C set John W Mitchell Whetherley Book 22
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite side

1- 4 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across. 1L and 4L finish facing out, 2M facing down, 3M facing up
5- 8 2s+3s dance LH across while 1s and 4s chase clockwise ½ round to opposite end
9-16 Parallel RSh reels of 4 on sides. 42(3)(1)
17-24 All change places RH on sides retaining hands and all Balance-in-Line. 1M+4L also 1L+4M turn LH and Men face out. 24(1)(3)
25-32 1s+4s dance Ladies' Chain, Men casting up/down on sides to start. Men omit polite turn at end ready for RH across in next time through

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


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