The Balmullo Reel
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE BALMULLO REEL (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring Crowe's Nest Set
1- 8 All set, ½ turn partner RH to Men facing out, all set and ½ turn partners RH to Ladies facing out
9-16 Ladies dance clockwise round outside past partner and loops RSh round next Man and dances on 1 more place
17-24 All set, ½ turn new partner LH to Ladies facing out, all set and ½ turn new partners LH to Men facing out
25-32 Men dance anticlockwise round outside past partner and loops LSh round next Lady and dances on 1 more place (all in opposite places)
33-40 3s+1s dance R&L
41-48 3s+1s promenade around each other passing LSh back to their 'new' places (6 bars) and set
49-64 4s+2s repeat 33-48
65-72 All advance and retire, set to partner, Men about turn and all chase 1 place clockwise
73-80 Repeat 65-72
81-88 All circle 8H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosThe Balmullo Reel - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationBalmullo is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is 8 miles (10 km) from the town of St Andrews and near the villages of Guardbridge, Dairsie and Leuchars.
Main Street, Balmullo Over 50 Years Ago
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