Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mull Of Galloway

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mull Of Galloway
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 12: Corrie Dances
6x32 bar Reel
2-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   REEL OF 3 WITH 2ND WOMAN: 1st couple and 2nd woman dance a reel of 3 starting with 1st couple passing right shoulders;

  9-16 REEL OF 3 WITH 2ND MAN: 1st couple and 2nd man dance a reel of 3 starting with 1st couple passing left shoulders;

17-20 ADVANCE, SET, AND RETIRE: 1st and 2nd couple nearer hands joined on the side, advance one step, set to the left then right, and retire one step;

21-24 ADVANCE, DANCE AWAY AND TURN INTO SKYE HOLD: 1st and 2nd couples nearer hands joined on the side advance one step, drop hands on the side and join same hands with partner ending 1st couple facing up and 2nd couple facing down and dance away from each other one step, then retaining nearer hands with partner turn into Skye Hold (men dance beyond partner to partner's place AS women pull nearer shoulder back and dance into partner's place), end 1st couple facing 2nd couple up and down the dance;

25-32 RHINNS: dance forward diagonally to right with modified Pas de Basque (bar 25: on beat 3 of bar 25 the left foot comes to 3rd rear position), then backward Pas de Basque (bar 26), dance two skip change of step to change places passing left shoulders ending back-to-back (2 bars), unwind (women swivel) turning halfway with partner, and set to partner. End having progressed one place.

Repeat with next couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland.

Mull Of Galloway
Mull Of Galloway

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