Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Distillery Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DISTILLERY REEL (R4x48) 4C set Rob Sargent Ruthven Collection

1-16 All dance modified Grand Chain - change places RH as normal BUT turn next person LH (elbow hold) 1½ times and so on - but on last bars 1s+2s turn LH once only to end 2134
17-24 1s dance RH across with 3s and LH across with 2s
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s pass person on right RSh)
33-40 1s dance LSh reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and 1s end in centre facing down
41-48 1s cross down below 3s, cast behind 4s and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 4s

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

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