Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pickaquoy Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PICKAQUOY REEL (R5x32) 5C Set Jessie Stuart Orkney Dances

1- 8 1s and 3s lead down (2 bars), ¾ RH and set to partner Lady pulling back RSh to face up, Ladies followed by partners dance up (2s and 4s step up 1-2)
9-16 Tandem reels across, (1s RSh to 2L, 3s RSh to 4L). 1s and 3s finish in centre facing up (Men behind Ladies)
17-24 1s and 3 dance up and cast 1 place own sides; 1L+2s, 1M+3L+4s and 3M+5s dance RH across
25-32 ½ Figs 8, 1s down round 4s, 3s down round 5s); 1s and 3s cross RH with partner and cast 1 place (4s and 5s step up 31-32). 24153

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

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