Schiehallion ReelsThe full form of the Schiehallion reel occurs in bars 49-64 of the Reel tempo part of the Square set, Medley, Schiehallion; it requires 16 bars, involves all the Scottish Country Dancers, moving them anticlockwise around The set and returns them to their Original Places. The Figure can also be danced in Strathspey tempo; in all occurences it requires the appropriate Travelling step.
The basic 4-bar Figure, which by analogy with Petronella is here called Quarter schiehallion reel, is a Progression anticlockwise one Place in the Square set. Thus the full Figure involves four repetitions of the Quarter schiehallion reel; Half schiehallion reel involves two repetitions.
Schiehallion Reel - Bars 1-2
Schiehallion Reel - Bars 3-4
Diagrams for the first 4 bars of the full form of the Schiehallion reel are reproduced above but, for the full description, see the Quarter schiehallion reel link below.
Schiehallion reel also exists as a Ladies' schiehallion reel. This differentiation is chosen, by analogy with Ladies' chain and Men's chain, to recognize that the Ladies rather than the Men take the principal part; they are followed by their Partners rather than following their Partners as in the standard Schiehallion reel. The term Reverse schiehallion reel, which implies Travelling in the reverse Direction, is an acceptable synonym.
See below for links to various partial and derivative forms.
For example, here are some uther Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Schiehallion reel, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Floozie In The Jacuzzi
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Schiehallion ReelSchiehallion Reel Video Clip
Links To Pages Related To 'Schiehallion Reels'Complex Figures
Flirt And Cast
Kilt Pin Reel
Pass And Turn
Peter White Reel
Sash Pin Reel
Ladies' Schiehallion Reel
Quarter Schiehallion Reel
One Third Schiehallion Reel
Set And Rotate
Theme (Of The Celtic Brooch)
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