Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glasgow Skye Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLASGOW SKYE REEL (R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 2
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1L+2L set, cross passing partner RSh and chase clockwise to own sides to change places similarly 3L+4L dance likewise
9-16 1M+2M set, cross passing partner LSh and chase anticlockwise to own sides to change places while 3M+4M dance likewise
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance LH across, 1M+4M change places RH, 1L+4L change places LH
25-32 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides (1s+4s pass RSh at end)

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


Dance Information

This dance, Glasgow Skye Reel, is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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