Schiehallion Reels

Andrew Aitchison

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"Richard L Walker" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> I would appreciate receiving a list of dances that includes
> Schiehallion Reels. I am aware of 1314, but no others even
> though I know I've danced a few. (The natives are wishing
> for a dance with Schiehallion Reels and my memory is very
> empty at the moment -- not ironically, the normal mode for
> this particular memory. Help.)

If your set are still interested after the half Schiehallion Reels
others have suggested, you could try a dance which I think is
called "The Fairies' Hill" (English translation of Schiehallion)
and published in the St Andrew's University Celtic Society's
bicentennial dance collection. This includes a variation on the
figure where the men dance the cloverleaf reels in the opposite
direction to the women !

I know that The Fairies' Hill was written about the time that
the group danced Schiehallion on its summit, but I don't know
whether it was to extend the programme, or to celebrate the
original feat.

Andrew C Aitchison

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