Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Skylarks Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SKYLARKS REEL (R3x32) 3C set Jenny Bradley Nottingham Lace
2s start on opposite sides

1- 8 Ladies set twice and dance LH across while Men cast and chase clockwise all back to places
9-16 Men set twice and dance RH across while Ladies cast and chase anticlockwise to places
17-24 All dance reels of 3 on sides 2s giving RSh to 3s
25-32 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way. 2(3)1

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

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The Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species which breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa. They eat seeds and insects and sing while on the wing, a most beautiful song.

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