Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Inverness (Sixsome) Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

INVERNESS (Sixsome) REEL (R128) Round The Room Hugh A Thurston
Round the room dance, - 3 facing 3

1- 8 All set (4 bars), Men turn Lady on right Right arm and Lady on left Left arm
9-16 Men dance reels of 3 with the two Ladies (RSh to Lady on right to start)
17-32 Men dance Quadruple Triangles:-
' dancing to left to face out and join hands with Lady on left+opposite Lady (who face each other) and set, Men set turning ¼ round to join hands with opposite Ladies (who face each other) and set, Men repeat with RH Ladies then own partners and turn to own place
33-48 Repeat bars 1-16 (using different setting step bars 1-4)
49-64 Men face Lady on right (move in slightly so Men BtoB). Men dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting (set to right hand Lady, set to other Man, next Lady, other Man, etc) all round ending in original places
65-80 Repeat bars 1-16 (using different setting step bars 1-4)
81-88 Both Men dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners (pass opposite Lady RSh), Men dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners (pass opposite Lady RSh)
89-96 Repeat with 3rd and 4th corners back to places
97-112 Repeat bars 1-16 (using different setting step bars 1-4)
113-128 Men petronella turn to right to join hands with Lady+opposite Lady and set in lines across, repeat 3 more times back to places

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


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Inverness (meaning "Mouth of the River Ness") is a city in the Scottish Highlands.
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Inverness And The River Ness


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