Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Jigs are performed almost exclusively to 6/8 tempo music. From the Scottish Country Dancing point of view, there is negligible differentiation from Reels, apart from the consideration in Footwork on Phrasing the steps within the bar.

9/8 Jig tunes were originally prescribed for Strip the Willow, which uses a Running step rather than Skip change, though most musicians nowadays would play 6/8 tunes instead and the dancers would fit two steps rather than three to each bar.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances categorized as Jigs-
3 Couple Jigs
5 Couple Jigs
Dancing Master
Hooper's Jig
MacLeod's Fancy
Midnight Oil
Muirland Willie
Napier's Index
Pines Of Pitlochry
Postie's Jig
Seton's Ceilidh Band
Tribute To The Borders

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Jigs

Jigs Video Clip

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