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GAVIN'S REEL (R5x32)  Sq.Set Robert Donald  Green Lochan (5s in centre facing each other, L facing down & M up)  1- 4 5M+2s & 5L+4s dance ½ RH across & 2s+4s dance ½ LH across in centre  5- 8 5M+4s & 5L+2s dance ½ RH across & 5s turn ¾ LH in centre to end 5M facing 3s & 5L facing 1s  9-16 5s turn corner, partner, corner, partner with 1 st  & 3 rd  couples (turning 1M/3M first) 17-20 5M dances ½ reel of 3 with Men in 4 th +1 st  place as 5L dances ½ reel with Men in 2 nd +3 rd  place (pass LSh to Men in 2 nd  & 4 th  place) 21-24 5M dances ½ reel of 3 with Ladies 1 st +4 th  place as 5L dances ½ reel with Ladies 3 rd +2 nd  place end facing partner in centre (M up & L down) 25-32 5s set & ½ turn 2H to face 4 th  place (original 1 st  couple), 5s+1s dance ½ R&L to change places
This dance was devised by Robert Donald in honour of his youngest son, Gavin. Napier’s Index lists Gavin’s Reel as the earliest devised dance in a 5 couple square set as it was published in “Green Lochan & 11 Other Scottish Dances by Row Clowes & Bob Donald” in 1971. The recommended tune is the traditional “Bonny Mally Lee”.