Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Howgate Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HOWGATE REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) T Carpenter

1- 8 1s cross down RH and cast down behind 3s, lead up to top cross and cast to 2nd place own sides
9-12 1M+2L also 1L+3M turn LH 1½ times to change places while 2M and 3L chase anticlockwise to each others place
13-16 3L+3M also 2L+2M turn RH 1½ times to change places while 1M and 1L chase anticlockwise to each others place
17-24 1s set and cast to 2nd places, 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 3rd corner (pstn)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle left and back

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



Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Howgate Reel' page