Bluevale Bliss

Bluevale Bliss        32 bar reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

1 – 4  1C, 2C, 3C pull RS back and cast to the right, chase half way round the set to the diagonally opposite place

5 – 10 Capstan variation: 1M & 3M change places by dancing RSh 1½ times round the standing 2M while 1L & 3L dance RSh 1½ times round the standing 2L, ending 1, 2, 3 on opposite sides

11- 14        1C, 2C, 3C, turn with RH ½ way round to face each other, acknowledge, then pull R Sh back, cast out to own places, facing in

15 – 16          1C, 2C, 3C set

17-24 2C set advancing to 1st corner& turn 2H , set to & turn 2nd corner 2H, finishing facing 1st corner

25-30  2C dance LS reels of 3 on the sides, beginning by giving LS to 1st corner

31-32  2C cross up to 1st place while 1C continue and loop into 2nd place.

Music choices:

David Wilson: Eight Bars of Magic, Laird Brown with The Scottish Accent,  Selection of Reels, Track 3, (Miss Campbell, Breakdown, The Kettle Drum and Da Bonnie Polka)

Paul Maloney:

Bobby Crowe and his SD Band, Book 29, “Lord Kilmory’s Delight” (Track 2).

The tunes in this set are: Ferguson’s Rant; Cooper’s Hornpipe; The Miller’s Hornpipe; Saint Annes (All Traditional).

Devised by Susan Elliotson to reflect on memories of growing up with friends – chasing, playing hide and seek, spending summer in the water, on the dock and dancing, dancing, dancing – in Bluevale!

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