Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Angus Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ANGUS REEL (R128) Sq.Set Angus MacNaughton The Angus Reel
2 chords with 1L+3L passing LSh on 2nd chord to face other partner

1- 8 1s+3s dance reel of 4, Ladies do not finish reel but turn right about to face clockwise
9-16 All Ladies giving RH in centre and LH to partner wheel round to places but 2L and 4L pass LSh to face other partner
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 with 2s+4s dancing
33-40 1M and 3M facing partner's corner set and turn RH to face other Lady, set and turn RH to face own corner
41-48 2L+1M+3M+4L dance reel of 4 across ending in original places
49-64 Repeat bars 33-48 with 2M and 4M dancing
65-72 1L+3L set advancing and turn RH, facing partner set and turn RH
73-80 All dance ½ Grand Chain and set and turn partner RH
81-96 Repeat bars 65-80 with 2L and 4L dancing with 1M and 3M ending in centre
97-104 1s+3s Balance-in-Line, turn partner RH (Ladies in centre) and Balance-in-Line, turn partner RH (Men in centre) and Ladies turn right about (LH to partner)
105-112 All Men giving LH in centre and RH to partner wheel round anticlockwise to places
112-128 Repeat bars 97-112 with 2s and 4s dancing

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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