Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fife Hunt

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FIFE HUNT (Wedderburn's Reel) (R8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1s cast down below 3s turn out and cast back to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top and cast to 2nd place and face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH to end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1½ times

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The Fife Hunt appears in 101 Scottish Country Dances by Jean Milligan, first published in 1956. Under the alternative name, Wedderburn's Reel, it appears in the RSCDS Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances, first published in 1960.

The Fife Foxhounds, also known as The Fife Hunt, was founded by Alexander Scrymgeour Wedderburn in the mid-18th century, hence the alternative name, Wedderburn's Reel. His family originated from the Scottish Borders but their lands passed to Clan Home. The elegant country house, Wedderburn Castle, was built in the 18th-century near Duns in Berwickshire, by Patrick Home of Billie, replacing an earlier tower house also known as Wedderburn Castle.

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Wedderburn Castle


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