Triple Minor : With Triple Progression
A1 1-8 1st man casts down below 2nd man, sets to 3rd lady, then he turns her two hands. A2 1-8 1st lady casts down below 2nd lady, sets to 3rd man, then she turns him two hands. B1 1-8 Hands six, slipped circle left and right. B2 1-8 1st couple gates down through 3rd couple. 1st couple gates up through 2nd couple. C1 1-8 1st and 3rd couples right hand star. 1st and 2nd couples left hand star. C2 1-4 1st and 3rd couple hey three changes starting with partner. 5-8 1st couple cast below next 2nd couple below who move up.
From John Garden:
Thompson’s Compleat, vol IV 1780 Triple minor.
A1 With 4 counts The 1st Gent: cast off into 2M’s place as he moves up, with 4 counts set to 3W & with 8 counts 2h turn the 3r Lady A1 With 4 counts 1st Lady cast off into 2W’s place as he moves up, with 4 counts set to 3M & with 8 counts 2h turn the 3d. Gent. B1 With 8 counts hands 6 round to left and, with another 8 counts, then circle back right B2 1s Lead thro’ the 3s at bottom & cast up into middle, then lead thro’ the 2s at top & cast off back into middle. C1 With 8 counts r.hs hands 4 across at bottom quite round then with 8 counts star back on l.h. C2 With 16 counts right & left at top starting r.h. to partner across set, taking 4 counts for each side of square till home. C1&2 not as in modern ECD version where you circle below then above and r & l below.
NB Best with multiples of 3 Co's in sets.