Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The McPhee Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The McPhee Reel
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   CIRCLE AND TURN: 1st and 2nd couples circle to left once round and turn partner 1ΒΌ times round with both hands to end in a line up-and-down the middle;

  9-16 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couple dance a reel of 4;

17-20 SET AND PETRONELLA: 1st and 2nd couple set and petronella to original places;

21-24 SET AND TURN: nearer hands joined on the side, 1st and 2nd couple set, and turn partners once around with right hands ending ready for allemande;

25-32 ALLEMANDE: 1st and 2nd couple dance allemande.

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)


Dance Notes

As with all dances having the format, 2-Couple Repeat in a 4-Couple Set, if dancer numbers so dictate it can be performed in a 3-Couple or 5-Couple Set and with the number of repeats adjusted appropriately.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)



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