1- 8 1s cross down RH to face out between 2s and 3s giving hands to each corner and set, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s and 2s+1s+3s set
9-16 1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across and 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides
17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars and lead up, cross at the top and cast to 2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s balance in line on the sides (as in double triangles);
5-6 1s cast round first corners, finishing on the centre line, 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s;
7-8 2M1L2L set facing 3M1M3L;
9-16 1L with 2s, 1M with 3s, reels of 3 across, giving right shoulder to first corners to start, 1s finishing on opposite sides;
17-18 1s lead down;
19-20 1s lead up;
21-24 1s cross up and cast;
25-32 2s1s rights and lefts.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
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