Brian Boru

32 bar Reel.

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1-8 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance reels of three on own sides. Men dance right shoulder reels, women left shoulder reels. All join hands with partners at the top and bottom of the reels. 1st couple finish facing down the dance with near hands joined.

9-12 1st couple advance for two bars and retire for two bars.

13-16 They repeat 9 -12.

17-24 1st couple cross to opposite sides, cast off round 2nd and 3rd couples (see Fig. 1), lead up to the top, cross back to own sides and cast off into 2nd place (2nd couple move up on 23-24).

25-261st couple set.

27-32 Reels of three across the dance, 1st man with 2nd couple passing right shoulder with 2nd woman, 1st woman with 3rd couple, passing right shoulder with 3rd man (see Fig. 2).

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Dance devised by Harry C.Ways (Washington, D.C.)

Tune: The Irish Rover - Jim MacLeod: Fontana LP FJL 503

Copyright, 1968, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.31.