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Invercauld's Reel

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INVERCAULD'S REEL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alexander Bowman RSCDS Book 11

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Figs of 8 round 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to places

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


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Dance Information

The tune, Invercauld's Reel, was published in Neil Stewart's Collection, page 31, in 1761.

Robert Burns wrote O Tibbie, I Hae Seen The Day - Song to accompany Invercauld's Reel in 1771-1779.

Chorus
O Tibbie, I hae seen the day,
Ye wadna been sae shy;
For laik o' gear ye lightly me,
But, trowth, I care na by.


Robert Tannahill also used the tune Invercauld's Reel, to accompany My Mary - Song written in 1806.

My Mary is a bonnie lassie,
Sweet as the dewy morn,
When Fancy tunes her rural reed,
Beside the upland thorn.
She lives ahint yon sunny knowe,
Where flow'rs in wild profusion grow,
Where spreading birks and hazels throw
Their shadows o'er the burn.


Invercauld Castle (Invercauld House) is a country house built in the 13th century in Royal Deeside near Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in an estate of approximately 200 square miles within the Cairngorm National Park.

This baronial mansion built on the site of an older castle, it is the seat of Clan Farquharson.

Invercauld's Reel, O Tibbie, I Hae Seen The Day - Information Video

Invercauld's Reel
Invercauld's Reel, From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Second Collection Of Strathspey Reels Etc For The Piano-Forte, Violin And Violoncello, Page 24


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