Dance The Magic of Merrill 13357

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Lyle Ramshaw
Intensity
873 888 844 888 = 85% (1 turn), 64% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Lead tune: I recommend the ...

Lead tune: I recommend the Cape Breton version of “Return from India,” as in Jerry Holland's (first) Collection of Fiddle Tunes. Be warned that early editions of this collection have a repeat mark at the end of bar 8 that you should ignore; the first eight bars are A, the remaining four bars repeated are B, and you make 32 bars by playing ABAB. Note also that Jerry or his Cape Breton colleagues have altered the tune significantly from the older version that is found on page 8 of Kerr’s First Collection of Merry Melodies, including swapping the A and B parts.

The Magic of Merrill 3/4L · R32

1–
1c+2c set | 1c cross down as 2c cast up ; All set as in DTr | 1c turn 1cnr RH to finish between end C
9–
½ Reels3 across, Lsh to 4cnr ; ½ Reels3 on sides, Rsh to 3cnr pos (cnrs make loops), 1c pass Lsh to face 1cnr pos.
17–
½ Reel4 on 1diag 1c pass Rsh ; ½ Reel4 on 2diag (2,1,3)
25–
Circle6 and back

The Magic of Merrill 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s+2s set & 1s cross down (no hands) to Double Triangle positions as 2s cast up, 2s+1s+3s set & 1s 3/4 turn 1st corners RH
9-16
1s dance 1/2 LSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) into RSh half reels of 3 on own sides & 1s pass LSh to face 1st corner pstns
17-24
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corner pstnsd, 1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with corners & end 2nd place own sides
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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