Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Iona Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

IONA REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Pearl Nelson Aotearoa Collection

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s set and dance ½ LH across (2)(3) 1
9-16 1s dance Fig of 8 round 3s
17-24 1s lead up between 3s and behind 2s to top, 1s+2s+3s set, 1s cast to 2nd place while 2s cross up and 3s cross RH
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start)

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Iona (Scottish Gaelic: Ì Chaluim Chille, sometimes simply Ì) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland.

It is mainly known for Iona Abbey, though there are other buildings on the island, and is today known for its relative tranquility as a tourist destination, a place for spiritual retreats and its natural environment.

Iona Abbey, a centre of Celtic Christianity for four centuries, now an ecumenical church, is of particular historical and religious interest to pilgrims and visitors alike. It is the most elaborate and best-preserved ecclesiastical building surviving from the Middle Ages in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Its modern Gaelic name means "Iona of (Saint) Columba" (formerly anglicised "Icolmkill").

Iona - Information Video

Iona Image
Interior Of Iona


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