Jonathan Wilson's Reel
Scottish Country Dance InstructionJonathan Wilson's Reel (R8x32) 3C (4C set) set Lewis N Derrick 2022
1-4 The 1st couple turn by the right hand and cast off into second place on own sides; the 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4
5-8 The 1st couple set advancing and, giving both hands, half turn each other, then, dropping their upper hands and pulling back their upper shoulders, they open out to end back to back in the centre facing opposite sides
9-16 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance double triangles, the 1st couple end back to back in the centre facing opposite sides
17-24 Giving right shoulders to first corners to begin, the 1st couple with the 2nd and 3rd couples dance reels of three on opposite sides ending with the 1st couple in the centre, the 1st man between the 2nd couple facing down and the 1st woman between the 3rd couple facing up
25-28 In lines across, the 1st man with the 2nd couple and the 1st woman with the 3rd couple advance and retire up and down the set
29-32 Giving right hands, the 1st couple cross up and down the set and cast to the right round partners' second corner positions to end in second place on own sides
Repeat having passed a couple
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2022)
Dance NotesBars 5-8 Upper hand/shoulder is that towards the top of the set, in this case right for the 1st man and left for the 1st woman.
Dance InformationThis was devised by Lewis Derrick for Jonathan Wilson, Secretary of the St Andrews Branch of the RSCDS.
Suggested tune: The Storrer's Hornpipe.
Devised 2022; first published 2022.
Copyright 2022 Lewis N. Derrick.
(Dance information reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)
Published in The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets, Collection 5, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.