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Sir Barry Pipes

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SIR BARRY PIPES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Carole Skinner Eternal Friendship 2011

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up); 1s dance down (4 bars)
9-16 1s dance up to 2nd place in centre facing opposite sides; 1M+2L+3L dance RH across while 1L+2M+3M dance LH across. 1s face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh to dance ½ reel with 2nd corners to end in 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-28 1s cross RH and cast right into lines of 3 across while 3s+2s set and cross RH
29-32 1s cross RH up/down and cast right into 2nd place own side while 2s+3s set and cross RH. 213

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

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Sir Barry Pipes - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

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This reel was created in 2006 with the deviser conferring the honorary title of Sir onto Barry Pipes in recognition of not only the role of Barry as Chairman of the Petronella group (Toronto) and his dedication to the smooth running of the group, but as her "knight in shining armour".

At the time of devising, Barry was retiring from the Chairmanship, but leaving behind the benefit of his expertise and the prospect of the group's long continuance.

Sir Barry Pipes
Sir Barry Pipes

The video shown below is of The Petronella Scottish Country Dance Group dancing "A Tribute to Scotland" (at RSCDS Toronto's Festival of Dance in May 2010) with all the happiness that Scottish country dancing confers.

We are not sure which of the dancers, if any, is the redoubtable Sir Barry but would be pleased to be enlightened.

Sir Barry Pipes Petronella Scottish Country Dance Group Dancing "A Tribute To Scotland"

Image copyright Barry Pipes, RSCDS Toronto Newsletter - What's In A Name? The Barry Pipes Canon 2005-2018, reproduced here with kind permission. All rights reserved.

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