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The Rainbow Fairy

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THE RAINBOW FAIRY (J96) Sq.Set Isabel Neves, 2018

1- 8 1s/3s cross partner Nearer Hands into ½ Fig of 8 (1M/3L round 4s, 1L/3M round 2s) End in lines across (3M+1L facing 2s, 3L+1M facing 4s) and all set
9-12 2s/4s make arch and change places with facing couple who change places, Lady dancing under Man's arm while 2s+4s change places RH
13-16 2s/4s dance under arches made by side couples and change places, Lady dancing under Man's arm while 1s/3s change places RH with partner
17-24 4s+1M+3L also 2s+1L+3M circle 4H round to left opening out into 8H round to left. 3214
25-48 2s and 4s repeat 1-24 from new places to end. 3412
49-56 3s+1s (at top/bottom) dance ½ R&L; 4s+2s (side couples) dance ½ R&L. 1234
57-64 All nearer hands joined with partner set advancing (little) to form circle and all set; all dance 4 Spring Points and set turning to face partner
65-72 All birl with partner, ending back in square set, Men face in, Ladies face out
73-80 All dance interlocking Men's Chain (Men LH across in centre). End Men facing in, Ladies facing out
81-96 All dance Schiehallion reel, end facing partner

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

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