Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wedding Reel (Fletcher)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Wedding Reel (Fletcher)
John Fletcher
Reel   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across, 1s finishing facing out;

  5-8   1s cast to finish below 4s;

  9-12 4s1s right hands across, 1s finishing facing out;

13-16 1s cast up to 1st place;

17-20 1s turn by the right, finishing facing out;

21-24 1s cast to 4th place;

25-32 2s3s4s1s 8 hands to the left and back.

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

Dance Notes

  5-8   2s3s4s do not step up.

23-24 2s3s4s take hands on the sides and step up one place.

Dance Information

Also see the dance Wedding Reel (Dickson) by John Bowie Dickson.

John Fletcher devised this dance for use at the ceilidh on the occasion of his daughter's wedding.

Additional search terms: Ceilidh Dance.

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