Dublin's Delights

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Music: Petronella's Visit to Dublin


Instructions



A 4 x 48 bar jig for 4 couples in a square set



1-4 1st & 3rd couples, giving right hands, turn three quarters. At the same time, 2nd & 4th couples dance a petronella turn and set.
5-8 2nd & 4th couples form arches as 1st man, followed by his partner, and 3rd man, followed by his partner, chase clockwise halfway round the set.
9-12 1st & 3rd couples dance a petronella turn and set. At the same time, 2nd & 4th couples, giving right hands, turn partners.
13-16 3rd & 1st couples form arches as 2nd man, followed by his partner, & 4th man, followed by his partner, chase clockwise halfway round the set. Finish 3,4,1,2 (1st & 3rd women still in the middle).
17-24 1st & 3rd couples dance a half reel of 4. 1st man, followed by his partner, & 3rd man, followed by his partner, chase clockwise to opposite sides. 1st couple finish in 3rd place and 3rd couple in 1st place.
25-32 All, giving right hand to corner, change places. Retaining right hands, all join left hands & set. Releasing right hands, all change places left hand with the next dancer. All join right hands with the next dancer and set.
33-40 All four women dance right hands across halfway then, giving left hands to partners, turn into promenade hold. All promenade clockwise halfway to finish one place on from original positions.
41-48 All dance eight hands round and back.


Repeat from new positions.


This dance was written by Carole Skinner from Toronto, for the Dublin Group of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, to celebrate a special night.
September 27, 2013, when the Canadians came to dance.

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