Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bluebell Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLUEBELL REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Marie Boehmer Cameo Book 15 and To Be A Wind

1- 4 1s cross down RH to double triangles position (2s step up 1-2) 1s+2s+3s set as Double Triangles
5- 8 1s turn 2nd corner ¾ LH. 1M ends above 2s facing down, 1L ends below 2s facing up
9-12 1M+2s set as Double Triangles, 2s turn inwards to face down and 2s+1L set as Double Triangles (1s set throughout 4 bars)
13-16 1M followed by 1L casts down behind Ladies' side. 1M ends below 3s facing up, 1L dances in between 2L and 3L to face down above 3s
17-20 1s+3s repeat 9-12
21-24 1M followed by 1L casts up behind 3M, 1M dances in, pulls back RSh to end in 2nd place own side, 1L dances across to 2nd place own side passing 1M RSh
25-32 2s+1s+3s turn partner RH then turn partner LH (dance out to sides each time). 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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