Dance The Riders Of Rohan 5569

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Iain Boyd (1971)
888/888/844/844/866 = 78% (whole dance)
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Note by the deviser.

Devised ...

Note by the deviser.

Devised during the last week of July, 1971.

This dance was originally devised after Noeline challenged me to devise a 'really real reel' - a dance consisting of reels only. Under the circumstances an alliterative title was unavoidable.

At the end of bar 78 (ie. at the end of the reel of three with comers during the second time through) fourth couple finish in original places facing out. On bars 79-80 first couple lead down with left hands and cross over between fourth couple while fourth couple dance up to third place.

Rohan ('Land-of-Horses') was a realm of Men north of the White Mountains - originally a province of Gondor. It was a fair country of vast grasslands - ideal for the rearing and breeding of horses.

The inhabitants were known in Gondor as the Rohirrim ('Masters-of-Horses') - the Riders of Rohan much respected for their loyalty and bravery. A white horse upon green was the emblem of these people.

The Riders Of Rohan 3/4L · R40

Inveran Reels3 on the sides, to (1,2,3), 2c facing out
1c cross down into Reels3 across: 1M+2c (Lsh to 2W) and 1W+3c (Lsh to 3M), 1c pass Rsh to face 1cnr
1c+1cnrs Reel4, at end dance Rsh round P to face 2cnr
1c+2cnrs Reel4, at end 1c pass Rsh to face 2cnr
Reels3{6} on the sides, Rsh to 2cnr | cross RH (2,1,3)

The Riders Of Rohan 3/4L · R40

1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s. 2s end facing out
Reels of 3 across: 1M+2s & 1L+3s. To start 1s cross down, 2s dance up sides, 3s pass RSh then 1M passes 2L LSh, 1L passes 3L LSh. 1s end passing RSh to face 1st corners
1s dance diag reel of 4 with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners
1s dance diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners again
1s dance 6 bar reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corners) & 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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