Dance The Eight Men of Moidart 1927

Reel · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2134)

Devised by
Unknown (1754)
Intensity
888 888 888 800 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
This is a 4-couple dance ...

This is a 4-couple dance in a 4-couple longwise set but it still goes 8 times through!

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Eight Men of Moidart Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Book 3. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances CD+ 10 R16 84:40 70.0 [S] The Eight Men of Moidart/This is no' my Ain Lassie/Lord Randall's Bride/Mrs Wilson
The Eight Men of Moidart Alex Macarthur & His Scottish Dance Band The Biggar and Better Sound of Alex MacArthur MC 8 R16 50:00 0.0
The Eight Men of Moidart Bert Shorthouse & the Glenlomond Band Best in Scottish Dance Music, The, Volume 3 MC 2 R16 40:00 0.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/Bratach Bana/My Ain Lassie
The Eight Men of Moidart John Ellis and his Highland Country Band A Reel Kick LP+ 10 R16 82:21 35.2 I'll Gang Nae Mare tae Yon Toon/Burnhervie Picnic/Cumberland Reel/Oasis Music/The Orkney Reel
The Eight Men of Moidart Jim Johnstone and his Band The Sound of Jim Johnstone and His Band MP3+ 5 R16 82:21 35.2 The Eight Men of Moidart/The New High Level
The Eight Men of Moidart Jimmy Blue and his Scottish Band Favourite Scottish Dance Music Vol. 2 LP 3 R16 40:00 0.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/Hunters Hill/72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen
The Eight Men of Moidart Bill Douglas and his Scottish Dance Band South of the Grampians LP 6 R32 80:00 0.0
The Eight Men of Moidart The Glendaruel Scottish Dance Band The Happy Meeting MC 2 R16 80:00 0.0 I'll Gang Nae Mare tae Yon Toon/Mr & Mrs Bobby Jamieson/Winsten Galop/Miss Elizabeth Purcell's Favourite
The Eight Men of Moidart Adam Rennie and his SCD Quartet Village Hall to Royal Ball MC 15 R32 63:18 33.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/Lord Randall's Bride/Mrs Monair of 'Bruach'
Reel Bert Shorthouse & the Glenlomond Band Scottish Band Showcase LP 1 R16 80:00 0.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/Bratach Bana/My Ain Lassie
The Eight Men of Moidart Bobby MacLeod and his Band Vintage 78's Vol 2 CD 16 R16 63:20 66.7 I'll Gang Nae Mare tae Yon Toon/Come Let Us Dance and Sing/The Ton
The Eight Men of Moidart Bobby MacLeod and his Band Twenty Scottish Dance Bands Vol 2 CD 1 R16 63:18 66.0 I'll Gang Nae Mare tae Yon Toon/Come Let Us Dance and Sing/The Ton
Eight Men of Moidart Charlie Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band Salute Alasdair Heron CD 2 R16 63:27 69.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/The Black Boy/The Boatie Rows/The Key of the Door
Eight Men of Moidart Jim Mackay Scottish Dance Band The Jim Mackay Scottish Dance Band CD 14 R32 42:20 35.0 The Eight Men of Moidart/Elizabeth Purcells Favourite/Jessie Stewart's Welcome to Dufftown
The Eight Men O' Moidart Jimmy Blair and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Country Dance Time Vol 1 CD 6 R16 82:10 32.5 The Eight Men of Moidart/Glen Finlas

The Eight Men of Moidart 4/4L · R32

The original is a 16 bar dance, two steps per bar ; the music has been rewritten to 32 bars, so the dance is now a normal 32 bar reel

1–
All four C set twice ; cross Rsh
9–
Repeat
17–
All C, facing the top, A&R, turn partners RH
25–
1c set, cast off one (2c up), and turn P RH

All 4 couples dance the first 24 bars on each turn of the dance, though the progression is the normal one for a 3c set

The Eight Men of Moidart 4/4L · R32

1-8
All couples set twice, cross passing RSh
9-16
All couples set twice again & cross back passing RSh
17-24
All couples facing up Adv+Ret & then give hands to turn partners RH
25-32
1s set, cast to 2nd place (2s step up) & turn RH

Repeat with 1s in 2nd place (all 4 couples dance bars 1-24 of each time through)

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
A Burns Celebration Irene Dracup Oct. 31, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
New Haven Class 9 July 2019 2019-07-09 Peter Price July 6, 2019, 7:21 p.m.
RSCDS Beginners Framework 2B Rachel Pusey Aug. 11, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

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