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This book is intended as an introduction to Scottish Country Dances and includes a range of ballroom or so-called Ceilidh dances in addition to more traditional style country dances. Three CD's with music for a number of these dances are available in our range of recordings. 

Dances:
Bees of Maggieknockater, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.188)
Belle of Bon Accord, The, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.191)
Blooms of Bon Accord, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.193)
Bluebell Polka, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.254)
Boston Two Step, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.255)
Britannia Two Step, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.256)
Broun's Reel*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 01/08)
Canadian Barn Dance, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.257)
Celtic Cross, The, Reel, square, 4x48, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.195)
Circassian Circle, Reel, round the room, Nx32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 01/03)
Circle Waltz, Waltz, circle, Nx32, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.258)
Clutha, Reel, square, 4x48, 4 cpls, (source: BK 31/02)
College Hornpipe, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 20/12)
Come Under My Plaidie, Jig, round the room, Nx32, 2 cpls, (source: Children 10)
Cumberland Reel, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: BK 01/11)
Curlywee, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.197)
Dashing White Sergeant, The*, Reel, round the room, Nx32, N cpls, (source: BK 03/02)
Deil amang the Tailors, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 14/07)
Double Eightsome Reel*, Reel, square, 1x464, 8 cpls, (source: BK 06/12)
Drops of Brandy*, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: BK 01/07)
Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x40, 3 cpls, (source: BK 39/07)
Duke of Atholl's Reel, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 16/03)
Duke of Perth*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 01/08)
Dunedin Festival Dance, The, Reel, round the room, Nx32, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.201)
Dunnet Head, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.203)
Earl of Mansfield, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x48, 4 cpls, (source: Leaflet 05)
Eightsome Reel, The, Reel, square, 1x464, 4 cpls, (source: BK 02/12)
Elephant Walk, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx8, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.259)
Eva Three Step, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.260)
Express, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x40, 3 cpls, (source: BK 20/11)
Fergus McIver*, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x48, 3 cpls, (source: BK 15/12)
Flowers of Edinburgh, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 01/06)
Foula Reel, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: BK 04/07)
Foursome Reel, Medley, other, 2x64, 2 cpls, (source: BK 03/11)
Foursome Reel, The (Traditional version), Medley, other, 1x136, 2 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.204)
Friendly Waltz, Waltz, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.261)
Gay Gordons, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.262)
General Stuart's Reel*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 10/03)
Glasgow Highlanders, The, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 02/03)
Good Hearted Glasgow, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.212)
Hamilton House, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 07/10)
Happy Meeting, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 29/09)
Haymakers, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x48, 4 cpls, (source: BK 02/11)
Hesitation Waltz, Waltz, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.263)
Highland Fair, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: Graded 06)
Highland Rambler, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x40, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.215)
Highland Schottische, Strathspey, round the room, Nx8, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.264)
Highland Welcome, A, Reel, round the room, Nx32, 2 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.217)
Highlandman's Umbrella, The, Reel, square, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.213)
Hooper's Jig, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: MMM 2/12)
Inverness Country Dance*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 02/04)
J. B. Milne, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.226)
Johnny Groat's House, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 18/01)
Kelvingrove Two Step, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.265)
La Russe, Reel, square, 4x64, 4 cpls, (source: MMM 1/30)
La Tempête*, Reel, other, Nx48, 4 cpls, (source: BK 02/01)
La Va, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx32, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.279)
Ladies' Fancy, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 13/12)
Lamb Skinnet, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 14/12)
Lambeth Walk, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.266)
Lea Rig, The, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 21/05)
Letham Ladies, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.219)
Linton Ploughman, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 05/06)
Lomond Waltz, Waltz, round the room, Nx32, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.267)
Lord MacLay's Reel, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.220)
Machine without Horses, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 12/12)
Mairi's Wedding, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x40, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.224)
Maxwell's Rant, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 18/10)
Middling, Thank You, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x40, 3 cpls, (source: BK 15/08)
Military Two Step, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.268)
Mississippi Dip, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.269)
Montgomeries' Rant, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 10/01)
Monymusk, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 11/02)
Mrs MacLeod, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 06/11)
Mrs MacPherson of Inveran, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.222)
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 09/04)
Neidpath Castle, Strathspey, 3 cpls longwise, 3x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 22/09)
New Scotland Strathspey, The, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.228)
New Virginia Reel, The, Reel, square, 1x128, 4 cpls, (source: BK 39/03)
Palais Glide, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx8, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.271)
Pease Strae*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 01/08)
Petronella, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 01/01)
Postie's Jig, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.232)
Pride of Erin Waltz, Waltz, round the room, Nx32, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.272)
Prince of Wales, The*, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 03/01)
Reel of Tulloch, Reel, other, 1x128, 2 cpls, (source: BK 03/12)
Reel of the 51st Division, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 13/10)
Reel of the Royal Scots, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: Leaflet 27)
Robertson Rant, The, Strathspey, square, 1x80, 4 cpls, (source: BK 39/08)
Rothesay Rant, The, Jig, square, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.236)
Round Reel of Eight, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 1x88, 4 cpls, (source: BK 27/07)
Sailor, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 24/04)
Saint John River, The, Strathspey, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.237)
Scottish Reform*, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 2 cpls, (source: BK 03/01)
Seton's Ceilidh Band, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x64, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.239)
Sheena's Saunter, Ceilidh, circle, Nx32, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.274)
Shiftin' Bobbins, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.242)
Sixteensome Reel, Reel, square, 1x464, 8 cpls, (source: BK 06/12)
Social Swing, The, Ceilidh, other, Nx16, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.275)
Speed the Plough*, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 02/04)
St Bernard's Waltz, Waltz, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.273)
Stern Polka, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx48, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.276)
Strip the Willow*, Jig, N cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: BK 01/07)
Suzuki Circle, The, Ceilidh, circle, Nx40, N cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.277)
Swedish Masquerade, Ceilidh, round the room, Nx48, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.278)
Thirtytwosome Reel, The, Reel, square, 1x464, 16 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.244)
Trip to Bavaria, A, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.249)
Triumph, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x24, 4 cpls, (source: BK 01/02)
Veleta, Waltz, round the room, Nx16, 1 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.280)
Virginia Reel, Reel, N cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.281)
Waltz Country Dance, Waltz, round the room, Nx40, 2 cpls, (source: BK 04/08)
Waverley*, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x48, 3 cpls, (source: BK 15/12)
West's Hornpipe, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 4x32, 4 cpls, (source: 5 for 1965..3)
White Cockade, The, Reel, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 05/11)
White Heather Jig, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 4x40, 4 cpls, (source: Collins Pocket Ref. P.251)
Wild Geese, The, Jig, 4 cpls longwise, 8x32, 3 cpls, (source: BK 24/03)

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Handy guide to over 100 of the most popular traditional and modern reels, as well as many of the common ceilidh and party dances.
Explanation of the basic steps and formation together with clear illustrations showing progressions in each dance.

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