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The Radcliffes Of Dilston

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THE RADCLIFFES OF DILSTON (J8x32) 3C (4C Set) Maureen Robson From North to South

1- 8 1s set. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 down round 2s and ½ turn RH to finish in middle facing down with RH joined while 2s set and turn RH to finish in middle facing up nearer hands joined
9-16 1s+2s dance modified ½ Rondel:
   9-10 1s lead under arch made by 2s while 2s dance up
   11-12 Men pass partner across in front and all cast to meet on opposite sides
   13-14 2s+1s set nearer hands joined on the sides
   15-16 2s cross RH while 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh and dance ½ reel with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 All chase ½ way round set, all turn RH. 213

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

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