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Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran

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MRS MACPHERSON OF INVERAN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bon Accord Book

1- 8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s
9-16 1s turn RH 1½ times moving down to 2nd place opposite sides (2s step up); 1s cast up behind 2s and cross down to 2nd place own side
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
John Drewry   Bon Accord Book
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   Inveran reels:

  1-4   1s cross down into half reels of 3 on opposite sides;

  5-8   1s cross up into half reels of 3 on own sides;

  9-12 1s turn by the right 1½ times, finishing facing out on opposite sides in 2nd place;

13-16 1s cast up on opposite sides and cross down, finishing in 2nd place on own sides facing down;

17-24 2s1s3s grand chain (2s cross at the top to start);

25-32 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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Dance Information

The title of this dance refers to the Reel (tune) by the same name composed (01 April 1908) by the Gordon Highlander Pipe Major George Stewart McLennan (1883 - 1929) who many consider to be the greatest piper who ever lived.

The namesake for this dance, Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran, was Alice MacPherson, the wife of Angus MacPherson. "Inveran" was the name of the inn run by the MacPhersons in Inveran, Invershin, Sutherland, where G S MacLennan spent some time.

Inveran Hotel was burnt down in 1949 and replaced by the Shin power station.

Inveran (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhirean) is a small village situated on the A837 at the head of the Dornoch Firth in the Sutherland region of the Highland Council area of Scotland.

Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran
Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran


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