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The Plantation Reel

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THE PLANTATION REEL (R5x32) 5C set Tony Moretti Pinewoods Collection 2

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, lead down between the couple below and cast back to 2nd/4th place (opposite sides)
9-16 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance ½ R&L and Petronella turn 2 places anticlockwise round square (end in same places as at bar 8)
17-24 All dance RH across (1M with 2s, 1L+3M with 4s, 3L with 5s) and 1s and 3s change places with partners to dance LH across
25-32 1s and 3s cross RH cast down 1 place and all turn RH

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

The Plantation Reel
Tony Moretti   Pinewoods Collection 2
Reel   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s 3s cross by the right and cast;

  5-8   1s 3s lead down one place and cast up on opposite sides;

  9-12 2s1s 4s3s half rights and lefts;

13-16 2s1s 4s3s petronella turn to next place anticlockwise, then repeat one more place;

17-20 2s1M 1L4s3M 3L5s right hands across;

21-24 2s1L 1M4s3L 3M5s left hands across;

25-28 1s 3s cross by the right and cast;

29-32 2s 4s 1s 5s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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