Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Foursome Reel And Half Reel Of Tulloch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOURSOME REEL (And Half Reel Of Tulloch) (M-(S32+R32))
2 Couples (facing) Highland setting throughout

Strathspey
1- 8 All dance reel of 4 across Ladies passing LSh in centre to start and end with Men BtoB in the middle facing opposite partners
9-16 All set
17-24 All dance reel of 4 giving RSh to opposite partner and end with Men in middle facing own partners
25-32 All set

Reel
1-32 Repeat 1-32 above in reel time

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


Dance Notes

Dance an even number of times as Strathspey, then same number of times as Reel.
Often danced as Strathspey and Reel of Tulloch

(Dance notes by MINICRIB)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

This dance, Foursome Reel And Half Reel Of Tulloch, is a combination of the Strathspey part of the Foursome Reel, with bars 1-16 repeated for bars 33-48, followed by 88 bars of a modified version of the Reel of Tulloch. Both the originals and the combination require Highland steps and so are really not suitable for the ordinary Scottish Country Dancer.

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