Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Buckeye's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Buckeye's Reel by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Reel for 3C

1-8 1C dance down the outside of the set for 3 bars, back up to place for 3 bars, then turn 2C halfway (1W turn 2W LH, 1M turn 2M RH) to end in order 2, 1, 3 with 1C facing out and 2C facing in.
9-16 Mirror reels of three on the sides, 1W giving RS to 3W, 1M giving LS to 3M to start. 1C end back to back in the center in 2nd place facing own sides in double triangles position.
17-24 2C, 1C, and 3C dance double triangles, 1C end RS to RS, 1W facing down, 1M facing up.
25-32 Left hands across on the sides, 1W with 2W and 3W, 1M with 2M and 3M. 1C turn RH to 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jun 2005)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Bryan Luce introduced me as briefer at a dance by saying I had written a dance for him, his wedding, his dog, his wife's cat, but not his guinea pig, Buckeye. So, I wrote this dance to fill that void. Also, I hail from Ohio, the Buckeye State.

Suggested music is The Wind that Shakes the Barley from Muckle Carfuffle.

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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