Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gannochy Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GANNOCHY REEL (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1M and 2L passing RSh dance round LSh partner, pass each other RSh back to original places, 3M and 4L repeat
17-24 Top 3 Ladies change places LH with bottom 3 Men, top 3 on Men's side change place RH with bottom 3 on Ladies' side. Repeat to end 4321 opposite side
25-32 3s+2s Set&Link, 4s+2s also 3s+1s set and circle 4H ½ way to left. 2413

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

Dance Instruction Videos

The Gannochy Reel - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Gannochy is a village on the river North Esk, 7 miles due north of Brechin, about halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen in Scotland.

River North Esk At Gannochy Bridge

Image copyright Anne Burgess under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Gannochy Reel' page