The Winkie Reel

Source: Mike Whiting; published in English Dance & Song, Winter 1976. Vol XXXVIII. No. 3
Formation: Four Couples; Longways; Proper

A1 Long Lines Go Foward & Back; Cross Over
A2 The same
B1 End Couples: Gallop Through the Set & Back (Tops on Men's Side)
B2 Middle Four: Star Right; Star Left
A3 In Fours: Circle Left; Circle Right
A4 Top Couple Gallop Down & Back
B3 Top Couple Lead a Single Cast - make an Arch at the Bottom; Everyone else: Through the Arch to Progressed Places
B4 Partner Swing

64 bars of reels.

Middle couples probably need to take a step back for B1!

Original page from English Dance & Song, Winter 1976

The Winkie Reel

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