Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hamish Smith's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HAMISH SMITH'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Magic Medicine

1- 8 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start)
9-16 1s+3s advance setting and dance ½ RH across while 2s chase clockwise to opposite places, 3s+2s+1s set and dance ½ LH across back to places
17-24 1s cast, dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1st pstns and cross RH to own side while 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 1st pstns and turn RH moving up to 1st place
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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