Integrated reels

Marjorie McLaughlin

Message 18899 · 15 Oct 1999 05:15:43 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Cole,

There is a 2x40 4 couple longwise strathspey by Jackie Johnstone called
Solway Sands which has a similar figure. In that dance the women are
back to back in the center of the set facing partners, who are in the
corner positions. The women dance full diagonal reels of four, while the
men dance reels of four across the set.

It is a great dance as it seems MUCH more complex than it dances. I love
to see the expressions on people's faces when they see how well it
really works.

The dance is published in the Loreburn Dances - Book 3. Jackie calls
them "quadruple reels of four".

Marjorie McLaughlin
San Diego, CA

TayHaven wrote:
>
> This week we did a dance which I think was called the "Reids of
> Montgomery", but I'm not sure and I'm not sure of the spelling of
> "Reid".
> It had a figure whereby the first couple began facing their first
> corners. the first couple then did a full diagonal reel of four while
> the 2nd and 3rd couples did mirror reels of three on the sides. In other
> words the reel of four and the reels of three were integrated.
>
> Question: Does anyone know of any other dances with this formation?
>
> Cole Pavey
> Maberly, Ontario Canada
>
> --
> TayHaven <xxx@xxxxxx.xxx>

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