The McPhee Reel
Scottish Country Dance InstructionThe McPhee Reel
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Strathspey 8 x 32 bars 2 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-8 CIRCLE AND TURN: 1st and 2nd couples circle to left once round and turn partner 1¼ times round with both hands to end in a line up-and-down the middle;
9-16 REEL OF 4: 1st and 2nd couple dance a reel of 4;
17-20 SET AND PETRONELLA: 1st and 2nd couple set and petronella to original places;
21-24 SET AND TURN: nearer hands joined on the side, 1st and 2nd couple set, and turn partners once around with right hands ending ready for allemande;
25-32 ALLEMANDE: 1st and 2nd couple dance allemande.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
Dance NotesAs with all dances having the format, 2-Couple Repeat in a 4-Couple Set, if dancer numbers so dictate it can be performed in a 3-Couple or 5-Couple Set and with the number of repeats adjusted appropriately.
(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)
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