The Packhorse Rant

A 32 bar Reel for couple facing couple around the room

Dancers arranged couple facing couple around the room, ladies on right of partners

Bars 1-8: All dance right hands across and left hands back.
9-12: Ladies dance back to back.
13-16: Men dance back to back.
17-20: Joining both hands with partner and men passing back to back, slip step past the other couple and on round the room.
21-24: Return to place, ladies passing back to back.
25-28: All advance and retire.
29-32: Pass on to the next couple, one couple making an arch and the other couple dancing underneath.

Repeat ad lib.

Devised for Cath Millar and Gareth Mathieson for the occasion of their Wedding in Bristol, Sep. 5th 1998, with love from Caroline Bradshaw and Ian Brockbank. "The Packhorses" played for the evening ceilidh.

If you try this dance, please let me know how you get on.

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