Rakes of Mallow

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Category: Irish, Ceili/Ceilidh


This is a progressive dance for any even number of trios, danced to the tune of the same name or any other reel. Each line constists of a gent with two ladies on his right facing another identical line like:
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Tag: Ar Rince Foirne

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Reel, 40 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance and Retire All lines take hands and advance towards each other with promenade step (2b) and retire (2b). Repeat advance and retire (4b).

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2Swing with opposite The gents and the ladies opposite each other at the ends of the lines take crossed hands and swing in place. Center ladies stand in place.

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3Swing with lady on the right The gents take crossed hands with the lady on their right and swing in place.  Other ladies stand in place.

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4Gents
Gents link arms The gents link right arms in centre and with promenade step dance around clockwise (4b). Turn and link left arms and dance anticlockwise finishing up between his two partners (4b).
While the gents are swinging with left arms the lady on the left should step into the gents position.

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5Everyone
Swing out Each line forms a ring of three and each ring (revolving clockwise) swings around the opposite line to meet the trio in the next set who had been facing them. All line up as at the beginning of the dance, ladies having exchanged places.
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Added on 2013-03-08 12:43:27.
Modified on 2016-04-19 10:53:09.
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