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Reel Scottish Dancing

An instructional video which is suitable for both experienced dances and those new to this dance style. The video explains how to dance reels, jigs and strathspeys and includes a helpful commentary. The Steps are walked out and shown in slow motion and the most frequently used formations demonstrated with many walked through. 34 dances which appear frequently on dance programmes are demonstrated.
Details of the Steps, Formations and the Dances are listed in the Notes Section (below)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances Revision 1998

Instructions and music for twenty-four traditional Scottish Country Dances published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1960: Leap Year (J); Watson's Reel (J); The Merry Reapers (J); Davy's Locker (R); Galloway House (R); The Highland Fair (J); Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel (J); The Honeymoon ((R); Mr. Watson's Favourite (R); Mrs, Cholmondeley's Reel (R); The Moray Reel (J); Mrs. Stuart Sinton's Reel (J); Miss Welsh's Reel (J); Berwick Johnnie (J);The Isles (J); Duff's House (J); Miss Betty Boyle (R); Wedderburn's Reel (R); Kitty Campbell's Reel (J); Tarry A While (J); Regent's Favourite (R); Kendall's Hornpipe (J); Argyll's Fancy (J); Miss Flora's Favourite (R)

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Scottish Country Dances for Children Revision 1998

Instructions and music for ten Scottish Country Dances for Children published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1981:
The Dhoon (J); Le Papillon (J); A Jig for Mrs. Dunn (J); The Misses Cramb of Linlithgow (J) Miss Falconer's Fancy (R); The Old Man of Storr (R); The Maids of Currie (R); The Edinburgh Castle Reel (R); The Braes of Balluder (R); Come Under my Plaidie (J)

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The Scottish Country Dance Book - Book 1

Issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Patterson, Sons & Co., Ltd (1924, 1925).
Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1926, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1937, c.1938, c.1943, c.1946, c.1947).
By the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1952, c.1955, 1956, 1957, 1985, 1998).
Dances: Petronella (R); The Triumph (R); Circassian Circle (R); The Nut (J); Meg Merrileees (R); The Flowers of Edinburgh (R); Strip the Willow or Drops of Brandy (J); Duke of Perth or Pease Strae or Broun's Reel (R);Rory O'More (J); Fight About the Fireside (R); Cumberland Reel (J); The Merry Lads of Ayr (R)
Issued by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Includes notes made by Ysobel Stewart (2000).

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The Scottish Country Dance Book - Book 2

Issued by the Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Patterson, Sons & Co., Ltd (1925).
Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1928, 1930, 1933, c.1945, c.1946, c.1947, c.1950).
By the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960).
Dances: La Tempete (R); The Bumpkin or Ninesome Reel (J); The Glasgow Highlanders (S); Speed the Plough or Inverness Country Dance (R); The Perth Medley R); The Soldier's Joy (R); The Princess Royal (R); Grieg's Pipes or The Cameronian Rant(R); Delvine Side (R); THe Bob O' Dowally (R); The Haymakers or Sir Roger de Coverley (J); The Eightsome Reel (R)
Music arranged by Murial A. Johnstone and J. Michael Diack. Published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (1985, 1998).

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The Scottish Country Dance Book - Book 3

By the Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1926, 1927, 1931, 1936, 1937, c.1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950). By the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by J. Michael Diack. Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1952, 1954, c.1955, 1958, 1964). By the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, music arranged by Muriel A. Johnstone and J. Michael Diack. Published by Paterson's Publications, Ltd (1985, 2001).
Dances: Scottish Reform (J); The Dashing White Sergeant or Highland Reel (R); Saint Patrick's Day; Jenny Come Down to Jock (J); Blue Bonnets (J); The Fairy Dance (R); The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow (J); Rachael Rae (R); The Duke is Welcome to Inverness (R); The Eighjt Men of Moidart (R); The Foursome Reel (R); The Reel of Tulloch (R).

Scottish Country Dance Music

A Highland Fling

A collection of some of the best traditional and modern highland dances and popular ladies' step dances. Sixteen dances and graded highland steps are demonstrated. The dances demonstrated are: Scottish Lilt; Highland Fling; The Shepherd's Crook; Seann Truibhas; Blue Bonnets; The Glasgow Highlanders; Wilt Thou Go to the Barracks Johnny?; Deeside Lilt; Hielan' Laddie; Argyll Broadswords; Flowers of Edinburgh; Earl of Errol; Miss Forbes; Come Ashore Jolly Tar; Blue Bonnets Over the Border; Foursome Reel and Tulloch

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Step We Ceilidh on we Go

This is a companion instructional video to "Step We Ceilidh". The video shows how to do an additional 17 popular Scottish social dances and ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Eva Three Step; Virginia Reel; Kelvingrove Twostep; Stern Polka;Mississippi Dip; Pat-as-Cake Polka; Pinewoods Twostep; Veleta Waltz; The Old Lancers; Swedish Masquarade; Duke of Perth; Britannia Twostep; La Va; Waltz Country Dance; Bluebell Polka; Inverness Circle; Lomond Waltz

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

The Nineties Collection

A collection of new Scottish tunes in traditional style by contemporary Scottish composers. The book comprises eight section; Airs; Hornpipes, Polkas Two Steps; Jigs; Marches; Pope Tunes; Reels; Strathspeys; Waltzes. Published by Canongate Books Ltd., Edinburgh 1995

Ian Hardie (Editor)

The Playford Ball

An illustrated commentary on early English Country Dances , interpreted by Ceil Sharp et.al. The Book gives instructions and music for 103 dances originally publish by John Playford. There are notes regarding the background to the dances and the music.
By Keller and Shimmer and published by The Country Dance and Son Society, Haydenville, MA

Country dance and Song Society

Step We Ceilidh

An instructional video introducing Scottish social dances. The video shows how to do 13 popular ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Gay Gordons; Circle Waltz; Canadian Barn Dance; St Benrard's Waltz; Strip the Willow; Military Two Step; Pride of Erin; Highland Schottische; The Lancers (Five figure version)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Scottish Country Dances for Children Reprint 1991

Instructions and music for ten Scottish Country Dances for Children published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1981:
The Dhoon (J); Le Papillon (J); A Jig for Mrs. Dunn (J); The Misses Cramb of Linlithgow (J) Miss Falconer's Fancy (R); The Old Man of Storr (R); The Maids of Currie (R); The Edinburgh Castle Reel (R); The Braes of Balluder (R); Come Under my Plaidie (J)

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Island Games

6 dances by John Drewry (5) and Bill Libby (1) with music, published by The Prince Edward Island Scottish Country Dancers. 3 dances; Midwinter, Abegweit, Marylou's Reel to mark the Canada Winter Games 1991. 1 dance; the Road to The Isle in support of the PE Island Tourist Theme for 1991. 3 other dances: The Rossington Strasphey, The Jolicure Jig and The Graelynda Strathspey.

RSCDS

Two Hundred Dancing Years

The booklet written by Shirley Andrews and Peter Ellis and published by the Australian Bicentennial Authority describes how to celebrate two hundred tears of dancing in Australia by reconstructing an authentic Colonial Ball. The booklet includes a selection of programmes from the 19thC and also suggestions for programmes which include modern bush dancing. Dance instruction and basic dance technique are included.

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Scottish Country Dances

A teaching manual for teachers of young children, teenagers and young adults. The text contains: Notes taken from J C Milligan's talks; Teaching Aids for junior or beginner teachers; Hints and Ideas for children's and teenager cla.sses; Section on suitable Music for junior classes (written by Frances E Wilson); Notes regarding participation in SCD Festivals; Selection of suitable dances for young people; Singing Games; History of Strathcona Junior Dancers (illustrated)

Jean B Douglas

The Scottish Country Dance, Festival Booklets Number 14, edited by F.H. Bisset.

An introduction to Scottish Country Dancing By Jean Milligan. This is the 1931 revision of the original (ca. 1925) and served as a first manual for the Scottish Country Dance Society. Published by Peterson Sons & Co Ltd (1931, 1926); A facsimile edition of the original was published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (1986)

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The Cavendish Collection

Printed music for a collection of Reels and Jigs composed by players of the unique musical style evolved over many years at the New Cavendish Ballroom, Edinburgh. Includes notes on the "Tim Wright Sound". Subscriber edition published by The editors of the Cavendish Collection.

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