ILLABO RANT

Music. 4 x 32 bar Reel.

Four couples stand in a square set as in the eightsome reel.

1 - 8 Eight hands round and back

9 -16 1st and 3rd couples, joining both hands with their partners, change places with eight slip steps, the boys passing back to back. (Like La Tempete). Return to places girls passing back to back.

17-24 2nd and 4th couples repeat bars 9 -16.

25-32 Girls four hands across and back.

33-40 Turn corners right hand for four steps and partners left hand.

41-48 Boys four hands across and back.

49-64 Half Grand Chain and Claps: give right hand to partner and change places with two skip change, clap on the first beat of the next two bars. Give left hands to the next person, two claps and so on until meeting partner again.

Repeat dance once more from opposite places.

Beyond the Black Stump - Sheila Gradon