Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

St Columba's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

St Columba's Reel
John Bowie Dickson    Cockleroy Collection
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-4   1s cross down to finish facing in 2nd place;

  5-6   1s set;

  7-8   1s turn by the left to finish facing first corners;

  9-12 1s half diagonal reels of 4 with first corners, passing by the left to finish facing second corners;

13-16 1s half diagonal reels of 4 with second corners, passing by the left to finish facing partner's first corner position;

17-24 2s1M 1L3s reels of 3 across, 1s giving left shoulder to start and finishing with a wide loop to face each other on the centre line, 1L facing down, 1M up;

25-28 1s set and turn ¾ by the right to finish on opposite sides;

29-32 all set and cross by the right, finishing 3s1s2s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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