Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


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PORTINCAPLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roger Cooper Birmingham Platinum Book 2017

1- 8 1s set and cast (2s step up), turn LH to face 3L, 1L behind 1M
9-16 1s dance ½ LSh tandem reel on 1st corner diagonal, LSh to 3L to begin; dance ½ LSh tandem reel on 2nd corner diagonal, 1s LSh to 3M to begin. 1s end in middle facing up, nearer hands joined with Lady on Man's Left
17-24 Mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides (3s out/down, 1s up, 2s out/up) giving hands where possible. 3s and 2s loop at end. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3M+1M+2M nearer hands joined slip to Right to own side while 3L+1L+2L nearer hands joined slip Left to own side, Men passing behind Ladies. All turn partners RH

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

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Portincaple is a hamlet in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.


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