Barley Reel

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Barley Reel

Longways sets of 4 couples. 
A1 Advance and Retire
Men Arch, Ladies Through
Lines of 4 join hands and advance and retire.
Men form arches, ladies pass through, all turn to face in on the opposite side.
A2 Advance and Retire
Ladies Arch, Men Through
Lines of 4 join hands and advance and retire.
Ladies form arches, men pass through, all turn to face in, back on the original sides.
B1 Strip the Willow  Top couple strip-the-willow down the set. 12 bars
B2
Form Arch
Cast Off
Continue strip-the-willow.
Top couple form an arch at the bottom of the set.
The new top couple casts off.
C Lead Through
Short Spin
New top couple leads though the arch and back to the top.
Everyone short spin.
40 bar Reels AABBC or AABBB Enjoyable simple dance.

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