Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cumberland Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH across back to places
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back
17-32 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast down on own sides and lead back up to top, 1s lead down to bottom under arches made by 2s+3s+4s

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

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Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974.

It was bordered by Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 (excluding Carlisle from 1914) and now forms part of Cumbria.

Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.

Cumberland Image
Map Of Cumberland From The Atlas To The Topographical Dictionary Of England', Edited By Samuel Lewis 1845. Drawn By R. Creighton, Engraved By T. Starling.

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