Polharrow Burn

John Wood

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>I would appreciate getting instructions to Polharrow Burn
>by private e-mail. I don't have the Glendarroch Scottish
>Dance Sheets by Foss -- and the Gatlinburg dances will be
>over before I can get them with snail mail. Help!
>
Hi, Richard

Sorry message is on general e-mail but my server would not accept your
e-mail address!

Hope the following from my notes will help.

POLHARROW BURN
32-bar Reel for Five Couples

1 -4 1's and 3's cross right hands and cast off one place [2's and 4's
step up]

5-8 They then dance a half figure of 8 round 2' and 4's
 
9-16 1's and 3's turn right hands once round and then left hands once
round, to finish facing first corners.
           MEANWHILE: Top and bottom couples [2's and 5's] cross with right
hands and chase: top couple down behind women to bottom, and
bottom couple up behind men to the top of the set.

17-20 A diagonal half reel of four:
                1's with 5M and 4W
                3's with 4M and 2W

21-24 A diagonal half reel of four:
               1's with 2W and 5W
               3's with 2M and 5M

25-28 A half diagonal reel of four:
              1's with 4W and 2M
              3's with 5W and 4M

29-32 1's and 3's turn right hands and cast off one place on own sides [4's
and 5's step up]

FINISH: 2 4 1 5 3

Good luck!

John Wood (902) 835-5154
John Wood, RSCDS Teacher, Bedford, N.S.
                                                                             
       
Email: xxxxxx@xxx.xxxx.xx
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