Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Half Schiehallion Reel

A Half schiehallion reel is an 8-bar Scottish Country Dance Figure in a Square set; it consists of the Quarter schiehallion reel performed twice.

At the end of bar 4, the Dancers continue to Face in their Direction of Travel, ready to perform the Quarter schiehallion reel again from their new Places. At the end of bar 8, all must Face as required by the next Figure.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Half schiehallion reel, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Bridgwater Geordie
Dancing Chef
Dancing Master
Jack's Delight
Lily Amangst The Heather

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