Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Foursome Reel And Half Reel Of Tulloch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOURSOME REEL (AND HALF REEL OF TULLOCH) (M-(S48+R88))
2 Couples (facing) Highland setting throughout

Strathspey
1- 8 All dance reel of 4 across Ladies passing LSh in centre to start and end with Men BtoB in the middle facing opposite partners
9-16 All set
17-24 All dance reel of 4 giving RSh to opposite partner and end with Men in middle facing own partners
25-32 All set
33-48 Repeat bars 1-16

Reel (Reel of Tulloch)
1- 8 All dance round to left (many variations) and end with Men BtoB in centre facing own partners
9-16 All set
17-24 All Tulloch turn own partners and end with Ladies facing each other in centre (backs to own partner)
25-32 Ladies set
33-40 Ladies Tulloch turn and end in centre facing opposite partners
41-48 All set
49-56 All Tulloch turn opposite partners and end with Men in centre facing each other
57-64 Men set
65-72 Men Tulloch turn and end facing own partners
73-80 All set to own partners
81-88 All Tulloch turn own partners and end beside partners on opposite sides

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


Dance Notes

This dance is a combination of the Strathspey part of the Foursome Reel, with bars 1-16 repeated for bars 33-48, followed by 88 bars of a modified version of the Reel of Tulloch. Both the originals and the combination require Highland steps and so are really not suitable for the ordinary Scottish Country Dancer.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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