Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Reverse Reel Of Four

The Reverse reel of four is a rare form, each dancer follows a path which is the reverse of the standard form, i.e., with an anticlockwise loop at each End and passing each other By the right at the midpoint.

Although this Scottish Country Dance form can, in principle, exist as the reverse of any standard form as, for example, in bars 21-24 of Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich, in which the Half diagonal reel of four is reversed, the Figure has distinctive merit only in Mirror reels of four.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Reverse reel of four, 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:

North To Inverness
Rob Roy
Tammie Norie Jig

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