DE'IL AMANG THE GAYLORS
32-bar Reel for 4 couples in a 6- or 8-couple set
2W 2M 4W 4M 6W 6M ( 8W 8M )
1M 1W 3M 3W 5M 5W ( 7M 7W )
1-8 1C & 2C, and 3C & 4C: Set, RH across halfway, set, LH across halfway
9-12 1C & 4C diagonal rights and lefts halfway
13-16 2C & 3C diagonal rights and lefts halfway
17-24 All: Cross RH with opposite, set to opposite, change places LH with partner, set to partner.
25-32 Eight hands round and back
During the second repetition, 1C and 2C dance with 5C and 6C, while 3C and 4C stand out at the top.
In a six-couple set: during the third repetition 3C and 4C dance with 5C and 6C while 1C and 2C stand out at the bottom, then the pattern repeats three more times.
In an eight couple set, the progression of couples resembles the progression of individuals in a normal 8-person set.
Suitable music: De'il Amang the Tailors
Devised by Mike Briggs (briggslaw [at] yahoo.com), 2007, for Ian and the rest of the Gaylor clan of Madison,