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The Three Rivers Reel

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THE THREE RIVERS REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Martin Mulligan

1- 8 1s+2s+3s cross RH and set, 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH to form line in middle while 2s cross RH and all set
9-16 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4 (ending 1L facing 2M, 3M facing 2L), 1L+3M+2s dance ½ reel of 4 across (1L+3M end facing partners in middle)
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ reel of 4, turn RH to original places and all set. 1(2)3
25-28 1s+2s dance ½ RH across as 3s cross LH, 1s+3s dance ½ LH across as 2s cross RH. (2)31
29-32 2s+3s dance ½ RH across as 1s cross LH, 2s+1s dance ½ LH across. (3)1(2)
33-40 1s dance diagonal R&L (1M down, 1L up). 213

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

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