Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Speyside Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SPEYSIDE REEL (R3x32) 3C set Bill Forbes

1- 8 1s ½ turn 2s (Men RH, Ladies LH), 1s end BtoB in centre, 2s+1s+3s dance 1st 6 bars of Double Triangles. 1s end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners and turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s turn 2nd corner RH, turn partner LH ¾ to face 1st corner, turn 1st corner RH, pass partner LH ready for...
25-28 RH across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s). 1s end by passing LSh to end in Double Triangles position facing own side
29-32 2s+1s+3s set (with hands joined) then 1s ½ turn 3s (Men L hand, Ladies R hand) to 3rd place own side. 231

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

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