Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lindisfarne Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LINDISFARNE REEL (Holy Island Reel) (R5x32) 5C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 4

1- 8 1s+3s lead down for 2 turning RH to Balance-in-Line (1L+3M join LH), dance RSh round 1st corner to face partner up/down as corners turn RH in middle
9-16 1s+3s dance reel of 4 up/down middle
17-24 1s and 3s passing partners LSh dance reels of 4 with 2nd corners and end passing LSh to BtoB in 2nd place facing opposite side
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles for 6 bars, 1L+4L also 3L+5L ½ turn RH while 1M+4M also 3M+5M turn ½ LH. 24153

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the north-east coast of England also known as Holy Island, the name of the civil parish.

According to one place-name authority, the name originates in Old English, and means "island (of the) travellers from Lindsey", indicating that the island was settled from Lindsey, or possibly that its inhabitants travelled there. In 2001 Lindisfarne had a population of 162.

Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle

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