Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Medleys are a combination of a Strathspey and either a Jig or a Reel or both.

Usually the Strathspey is performed first and then the dance is repeated in the prescribed Quick tempo with minimal changes (usually only where a Strathspey Figure, such as the Highland schottische setting step, has no exact equivalent in Quick tempo dances).

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances categorized as Medleys-
Cauld Kail
Findhorn Medley
Frae A' The Airts
Iona Cross
Johnnie Walker
Maidenhead Golden Medley
Perth Medley
Saltire Medley
Skeen's Medley

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Medleys

Medleys Video Clip

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