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Title: Sir David Hunter Blairs Reel
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

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L1

M2

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M3

L3

M4

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M5

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M6

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M7

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M8

L8

6,12,0,1734,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,130,170,150,310,130,370,310,130,330,270,330,370 15,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,152,233,130,370,308,207,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,188,203,130,370,272,237,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,231,194,130,370,229,246,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,257,206,130,370,203,234,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,251,236,130,370,209,204,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,219,262,130,370,241,178,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,175,274,130,370,285,166,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,110,210,130,270,130,370,330,170,350,230,330,370 15,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,173,166,130,270,130,370,330,170,287,274,330,370 6,219,176,130,270,130,370,330,170,241,264,330,370 7,252,205,130,270,130,370,330,170,208,235,330,370 6,258,233,130,270,130,370,330,170,202,207,330,370 7,230,246,130,270,130,370,330,170,230,194,330,370 6,190,237,130,270,130,370,330,170,270,203,330,370 7,154,208,130,270,130,370,330,170,306,232,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,130,210,130,270,130,370,330,130,330,270,330,370 15,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,130,210,130,270,130,370,330,130,330,270,330,370 15,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 4,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 4,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 4,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 10,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 11,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 10,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 11,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 5,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 5,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 5,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 6,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 7,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 6,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 7,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 5,162,272,130,170,130,370,298,268,330,170,330,370 5,203,270,130,170,130,370,257,270,330,170,330,370 3,211,249,130,170,130,370,249,291,330,170,330,370 2,230,240,130,170,130,370,230,300,330,170,330,370 3,250,248,130,170,130,370,210,292,330,170,330,370 2,257,270,130,170,130,370,203,270,330,170,330,370 5,262,290,130,170,130,370,198,250,330,170,330,370 5,269,320,130,170,130,370,191,220,330,170,330,370 5,275,350,130,170,130,370,185,190,330,170,330,370 6,280,370,130,170,130,370,180,170,330,170,330,370 3,289,392,135,174,130,370,171,148,330,170,325,366 4,301,412,143,175,130,370,159,128,330,170,318,365 3,320,421,148,170,130,370,140,119,330,170,313,370 4,341,421,143,165,130,370,119,119,330,170,317,375 3,362,412,136,166,130,370,98,128,330,170,324,374 4,373,393,130,170,130,370,87,147,330,170,330,370 7,340,368,130,170,130,370,120,172,330,170,330,370 6,291,331,130,170,130,370,169,209,330,170,330,370 7,242,294,130,170,130,370,218,246,330,170,330,370 6,210,270,130,170,130,370,250,270,330,170,330,370 7,234,255,130,170,130,370,226,285,330,170,330,370 6,270,232,130,170,130,370,190,308,330,170,330,370 7,306,210,130,170,130,370,154,330,330,170,330,370 6,330,195,130,170,130,370,130,345,330,170,330,370 3,341,191,130,170,132,368,119,349,328,173,330,370 4,351,185,130,170,133,364,109,355,327,176,330,370 3,355,175,130,170,130,361,105,365,330,179,330,370 4,356,164,130,170,128,364,104,376,333,176,330,370 3,351,154,130,170,128,367,109,386,332,173,330,370 4,341,149,130,170,130,370,119,391,330,170,330,370 8,299,173,130,170,130,370,161,367,330,170,330,370 8,235,210,130,170,130,370,225,330,330,170,330,370 8,171,246,130,170,130,370,289,294,330,170,330,370 7,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 8,170,275,130,170,130,370,324,263,330,170,330,370 8,231,283,130,170,130,370,323,257,330,170,330,370 8,291,290,130,170,130,370,324,250,330,170,330,370 7,330,295,130,170,130,370,330,245,330,170,330,370 7,369,311,130,170,130,370,369,229,330,170,330,370 6,386,345,130,170,130,370,386,195,330,170,330,370 7,370,383,130,170,130,370,370,157,330,170,330,370 6,330,395,130,170,130,370,330,145,330,170,330,370 7,302,389,130,170,130,370,302,151,330,170,330,370 6,269,373,130,170,130,370,269,167,330,170,330,370 7,243,345,130,170,130,370,243,195,330,170,330,370 6,230,320,130,170,130,370,230,220,330,170,330,370 5,210,315,130,170,130,370,210,225,330,170,330,370 5,180,307,130,170,130,370,180,233,330,170,330,370 5,150,300,130,170,130,370,150,240,330,170,330,370 6,130,295,130,170,130,370,130,245,330,170,330,370 7,91,311,130,170,130,370,91,229,330,170,330,370 6,74,345,130,170,130,370,74,195,330,170,330,370 7,90,383,130,170,130,370,90,157,330,170,330,370 6,130,395,130,170,130,370,130,145,330,170,330,370 9,179,376,130,170,130,370,184,152,330,170,330,370 9,200,332,130,170,130,370,249,177,330,170,330,370 9,180,286,130,170,130,370,303,225,330,170,330,370 9,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The first lady set to the second man, and two hand turn once around; repeat for the first man and second lady^22:8:The first set, then couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, the second couple move up^42:8:The first couple swing partner, then first corner, then partner and then second corner^76:8:The first couple lead out between the ladies and cast around into the centre, then out between the men and cast home^100:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: Campbell's 16th of Strathspey Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jiggs
Authority: Campbell, William
Year: 1801 circa
Tune: Sir David Hunter Blairs Reel
 
 
 
 
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