Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gannochy Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GANNOCHY REEL (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1M and 2L passing RSh dance round LSh partner, pass each other RSh back to original places, 3M and 4L repeat
17-24 Top 3 Ladies change places LH with bottom 3 Men, top 3 on Men's side change place RH with bottom 3 on Ladies' side, repeat to 4321 opposite side
25-32 3s+2s Set+Link, 4s+2s also 3s+1s set and circle 4H ½ way to left. 2413

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

Dance Information

Gannochy is a village on the river North Esk, 7 miles due north of Brechin, about halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen in Scotland.
Gannochy Image
River North Esk At Gannochy Bridge

Image Copyright Anne Burgess under this Creative Commons Licence.

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