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The Lancashire Reel

by Traditional

Permission: full

FormationBase: Circle Mixer
FormationDetail: Inner circle of men, outer circle of women
Progression: Single
Direction: C1
Mixer?: Yes



(8) P1 partner seesaw

(8) On left diagonal, P0 partner allemande left 1


(8) P1 partner do-si-do

(8) On right diagonal, P2 partner allemande right 1


(4) Set to partner P2

(4) Set to partner P2

(8) P2 partner swing


(16) P2 partner promenade counterclockwise

Calling Notes:

In original versions, do-si-dos may be other shoulder.
B1 could also be a double balance.

Appearances: 2002 RPDLW syllabus, p 26
American Square Dance, vol 1988, no Apr, p 52 ("Lancashire Reel")
New England Caller, vol 1967, no Mar, p 138 ("Lancashire Reel")
New England Caller, vol 1988, no Oct, p 71
1991 RPDLW syllabus, p 6 ("Lancashire Reel")
1991 RPDLW syllabus, p 23 ("Lancashire Reel")
Oglebay Institute Syllabus, vol 1989, no Fall, p 39
Oglebay Institute Syllabus, vol 1990, no Fall, p 10
Oglebay Institute Syllabus, vol 1994, no Fall, p 8