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The Solway Reel

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THE SOLWAY REEL (R4x48) 4C set Joseph Killeen Carlisle Anniversary Book

1- 8 1M and 4L cast in 1 place, turn RH 1½ times and cast to each other's place
9-16 1L and 4M cast in 1 place and dance into centre, turn LH 1½ times and cast to each other's place
17-24 2s and 3s set, dance up/down, cast back to places and dance RH across ½ way
25-32 All set, circle 8H round to left ½ way to original places and set
33-40 1s+2s ½ R&L, 1s+3s ½ R&L
41-48 1s+4s ½ R&L, all set and cross RH. 2341

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

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The Solway Firth is a firth (large sea bay) that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway.

The Solway Reel Firth
The Solway Firth

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