Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Real Wedding Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Real Wedding Reel
64 Bar Reel For 4 Couples In A Square Set, Devised By Zoltán Gräff.
Published in A Reel Goulash 2: Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, 2017.

1-8 All dance eight hands round and back.
9-16 All set and link with partner; all turn partner with the right hand one and a half times to finish with men facing in and women facing out.
17-24 All dance 2 bars of a Schiehallion reel, all giving right hands, half turn this person, all dance 2 bars of a Schiehallion reel, all giving right hands, three-quarter turn this person to end with men in the middle.
25-32 Men dance left hands across while the women dance halfway round the set clockwise to meet original partner (3,4,1,2), all, giving right hands, three-quarter turn partner to face them and set (without hands).
33-40 All dance half an interlocking reel of four (pass partner right shoulder, next person left shoulder, next person right shoulder and end facing this person). Giving right hands turn once round to end with women facing in and men facing out.
41-48 Repeat bars 17-24 (but the second right hand turn is just halfway) to end in partners place, facing partner (4,1,2,3).
49-56 All set, all dance la baratte, to end in promenade hold facing anticlockwise.
57-64 All promenade once round anticlockwise (4,1,2,3).

Repeat from new positions. Last time through ladies finish in middle for curtsey.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zoltán Gräff, 2017)


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This dance, The Real Wedding Reel, was a present for Márta Lilik and Dániel Gera on their wedding.

Published in http://bstk.hu/en.htm
Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of Zoltán Gräff.

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