Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Kirkgate Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE KIRKGATE REEL (R88) Sq.Set Evelyn Ramwell Kirkbrae Collection 1

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All Petronella-in-tandem 1 place to right, set, Petronella-in-tandem 1 place to right and set
17-24 Ladies dance RH across once round and face partners, set and turn partners LH
25-32 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain
33-40 1s+3s dance reel of 4 up/down with Ladies passing LSh to start Ladies end facing in with corners holding nearer hands
41-48 All Adv+Ret with corners, Adv+Ret with partners
49-56 2s+4s dance reel of 4 across with Ladies passing LSh to start
57-64 2s+4s dance Men's Chain
65-72 Men dance LH across once round and face Partners, set and turn partner RH back to place
73-80 All petronella on 1 place to right, set, petronella on 1 place to right and set
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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



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