IRISH ROVER (Malcolm Brown)

Smith, Kent

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My thanks to Malcolm Brown for a wonderful summary and comparison of
dances, and I hope he recovers from the flu soon.

A passage he quoted from Cosh raises one of my (hopefully few) pet
peeves in SCDing:

[snip]

> 1) Irish Rover: The instructions in 22+2 (the book in which the dance
> was
> published) merely say, "9-12 half reels of four with first corners,
> then
> 13-16 half reels of four with second corners. At the end of ......"
>
[Kent S.] The quote for bars 13-16 continues with "At the end of reels
first couple turn left hand in centre ready to"

If dancers phrase the half reels of four correctly, the 1C can easily
turn with the left hand rather than pass left shoulders (EM)during bar
16.(/EM) At least in the parts of the world where I have danced, those
briefing this dance are wont to say something like "and in zero bars,
the first couple turn with left hands to face first corner positions."
It is NOT in zero bars and it needn't be overly rushed.

Kent Smith

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