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)
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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This reel was dedicated to Andrew Rankine (1930-1985) for his contributions to Scottish country dancing.
Andrew was born in Aberdeen and was an accordionist, composer and band leader.