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The Wedding Reel

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THE WEDDING REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Lothian Collection

1- 8 1s cross down below 2s, dance behind 3s, meet and lead up to top, Cross&Cast to 2nd places
9-16 3s followed by 1s+2s lead down and 2s lead back to places
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, 1s petronella turn (1M between 3s facing up, 1L between 2s facing down) All set in lines across, 1s petronella turn to opposite sides
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corner (6 bars) 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides (bars 31-32)

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

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