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).

See Alternative Dance Selections for lists of those dances in rarer formats of The set and in mixed tempi, such as this, for which a crib or a crib diagram is available on this site.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Medleys, 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:

Bon Viveur
Cauld Kail
City Of Christchurch
Glasgow Country Dance
Iona Cross
Johnnie Walker
MacDonald Of Keppoch
Queen City Salute

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Medleys

Medleys Video Clip

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