Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel Video

See The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel Dance Instruction Page

The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video.
Performance Of The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel - The Graziani Family, Bologna, 2020.


The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video.
Performance Of The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel (One Couple Version) - The Graziani Family, Bologna, 2020.

Video Notes
The first repeat is danced as for 1st couple with the following modifications:

  7-8 Cross by the left; note that cross by the right would be more authentic.

17-18 Right hands across halfway is replaced by turn partner by the right.

21-22 Left hands across halfway is replaced by turn partner by the left.

33-36 4 hands round to the left is replaced by turn partner by the right with both hands in an open hold using slip step.

37-40 4 hands round to the right is replaced by turn partner by the left with both hands in an open hold using slip step.

The second repeat is danced as for 2nd couple with the same modifications and the following addition:

  9-16 Danced here as 1st couple but started from 2nd place; as a more formal educational exercise which requires more awareness of the music when ghosts replace 1st couple, stand for 8 bars.


See The Marchioness Of Blandford's Reel Dance Instruction Page


If you have any problem with a video, see Advice On Playing Videos.