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Dance Cumberland Reel1478

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2.5/5 (2 votes)
rank: 600 of 973

Also known as »Cumbersome Reel« (unofficial).

Jig · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by:
Unknown
Intensity
8800 8000 12 12 12 12 4444 = 68% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations:
Hands across - 4 (HX;4P;)
Lead down and up (DWNUP;LEAD;)
Arches (ARCHES)
Steps:
Skip-Change
Published in:
Book 1 [11]
Pocket: Books 1, 2, 3 [11]
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing [101]
101 Scottish Country Dances [17]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8 [44]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7 [36]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6 [34]
Recommended Music:
Cumberland Reel (Traditional)

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As with many dances of ceilidh origin, there are several variants of the "Cumberland Reel". In the RSCDS version (Book 1 #11) the figure "dance down and lead up" is 6+6 bars [bars 17-28]. The crib shows this version.

The diagram shows another version. The figure is now 4+4 [bars 17-24], which is easier to dance. Then "all turn partner RH" is added at the end to fill in the missing 4 bars.

In yet other versions 3c+4c also dance "RHA ; LHA" for bars 1-8.

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NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
Cumberland Reel Rob Gordon and his Band The Complete Caledonian Ball CD+ 9 J32 42:15 33.8 [S]
Cumberland Reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Book 1. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances CD+ 11 J32 80:00 0.0 [S]
Cumberland Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band English Folk Dances LP 1 J32 40:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band The Magic Sounds of Jimmy Shand and His Band LP 8 J32 40:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Alex Macarthur & His Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Old Masters Volume 1 CD 13 J32 84:43 35.4 [S]
Cumberland Reel Alex Macarthur & His Scottish Dance Band Scottish Country Dances (Vol. 2) LP 6 J32 84:43 35.4 [S]
Cumberland Reel George B Stirrat Favourite Scottish Dances #5 LP 1 J32 80:00 0.0
Cumberland reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Dance to Bobby Crowe's Band CD+ 13 J32 40:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Robin Ellis and his Band Scottish Jigs and Reels for Children MC 10 J32 40:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band Scottish Country Dances in Strict Tempo (No. 2) LP 8 J32 40:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel The Glendale Scottish Dance Band Scotland's Fancy CD+ 1 J32 63:17 32.8
Cumberland Reel Jim Johnstone and his Band A Scottish Welcome LP+ 4 J32 50:00 0.0
The Cumberland Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band My Scotland LP 9 J32 60:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Adam Rennie and his SCD Quartet Village Hall to Royal Ball MC 8 J32 63:14 32.3
The Cumberland Reel Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band Dance Date No 1 LP 4 J32 50:00 0.0
Cumberland Reel Rutherford, Maureen & Copland, Neil Medal Tests for Young Dancers CD 2 J32 10:43 43.0
Cumberland Reel Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band Jim Cameron's Scottish Dance Band Vol 3 CD 4 J32 52:41 32.2
Cumberland Reel John Crawford with the Gleneden Scottish Band Early Days - John Crawford CD 13 J32 63:12 32.0
Cumberland Reel Graham Geddes and his Scottish Dance Band Live at the Beach Ballroom CD 4 J32 84:29 33.6

Eric Ferguson's SCD Cribs

1–
1c+2c RHA ; LHA
9–
1c lead down the middle and up
17-28
1c casts off behind own lines, the other couples following {6} and lead up {6}, 1c finish facing down, 2c+3c+4c forming arches
29-32
1c dance down, the others step back on [32] (to 2,3,4,1)

(An unofficial variant is for 3c+4c to also dance RHA, LHA on [1-8]

Crib was checked by its author · Source: Eric T. Ferguson

MiniCribs

1-8
1s+2s dance RH across & LH across back to places
9-16
1s lead down the middle & back
17-32
1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast down on own sides & lead back up to top, 1s lead down to bottom under arches made by 2s+3s+4s
Crib accuracy is unknown · Source: MiniCrib

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