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The Cavan Reel Set

First sides is on the left.

2 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 232 None Reel 01:49
2 168 None Reel 01:16

Usual dancing time (no breaks): 03:05.


The instructions from Pat Murphy and Joe O’Hara have two figures. However, the version from Lenette and Larry Taylor has three figures, and the CD from Matt Cunningham has four figures!

2 Recordings

Type Artist Title Track # Last Updated
CD Fodhla Ceili Band Music For Set Dancing 4
CD Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 7

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Author Title Ref Last Updated
Foilsithe ag Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann agus Cumann Luthchleas Gael An Authentic Guide to Set Dancing p32
Pat Murphy Toss The Feathers p88
Dr. Lenette S. and Larry E. Taylor Crooked River Set Dancers
Joe O'Hara Irish Set Dancing - List of Set Dances 1
Michael and Susan Harrison DanceMinder


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