Dance The Eightsome Reel 1931

Reel · 464 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Unknown (1870)
Intensity
[allC40] 8x[leadingW48 otherW16 allM12] [allC40] = 4% (1 turn), 48% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Highland, Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Online Sources
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The Eightsome Reel Ian Holmes and his Band Scotland - The Dances and Dance Bands CD+ 1 R4648:09 33.7 Deil Amang the Tailors/Rachel Rae/Angus Campbell/Soldier's Joy/The Drummer/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Mason's Apron/Staten Island
The Eightsome Reel P/M James R Robertson Scottish Pipes for Dancing LP 13 R4640:00 0.0 Deil Amang the Tailors/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The High Road to Linton/Jock Wilson's Ball/The Fairy Dance/Kate Dalrymple/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/Tail Toddle
Eightsome Reel/Sixteensome Reel Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band The World of Scottish Dance CD 1 R4648:32 35.3 Deil Amang the Tailors/The Fairy Dance/Kate Dalrymple/Rachel Rae/Hey Ho! My Bonny Lass/The High Road to Linton/The Kilt is my Delight/Loch Ordie/Danderave
The Eightsome Reel The Cavendish Dance Band Cavendish Dance Band Plays SCD in Traditional Style LP 1 R464 17:45 32.1 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/Murray Fiddle/John McNeil's Reel/Mrs Macpherson of Inveran/The Marquis of Tullibardine/Sleepy Maggie
The Eightsome Reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band The Shores of Loch Alvie CD+ 14 R464 10:00 0.0 The High Road to Linton/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Mason's Apron/Rachel Rae/Deil Amang the Tailors/The Drummer
The Eightsome Reel The Cavendish Dance Band Saint Andrew's Ball - Volume 1 CD 2 R4647:45 32.1
The Eightsome Reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Country Dancing CD 14 R464 18:07 33.6 [S] The High Road to Linton/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Mason's Apron/Rachel Rae/Deil Amang the Tailors/The Drummer
The Eightsome Reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Highland Airs CD 8 R464 18:07 33.6 [S] The High Road to Linton/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Mason's Apron/Rachel Rae/Deil Amang the Tailors/The Drummer
The Eightsome Reel David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band Dances of Scotland LP 6 R4640:00 0.0 Deil Amang the Tailors/Jack's Delight/The Stornoway Sailor/Waverley Steps/Lord Randall's Bride/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl/Miss Forbes' Farewell to Banff/Agnes Ritchie/William B Cunningham
The Eightsome Reel Ian Holmes and his Band Let's Dance in Strict Tempo LP+ 6 R4648:14 34.1 [S] Deil Amang the Tailors/Rachel Rae/Angus Campbell/Soldier's Joy/The Drummer/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Mason's Apron/Staten Island
The Eightsome Reel Bill Clement Honour the Piper LP+ 8 R464 10:00 0.0 Deil Amang the Tailors/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The High Road to Linton/Tail Toddle
The Eightsome Reel Kathie O'Connor and the Happy Highlanders Mooiste Muziek uit Schotland, De CD+ 5 R4648:37 35.7 Deil Amang the Tailors/Staten Island/The Mason's Apron/The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Eightsome Reel Johnny MacLeod's Scottish Country Dance Band Scottish Dance Programme LP 1 R4640:00 0.0 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/Rachel Rae/Roxburgh Castle/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet/Kate Dalrymple/Highland Laddie/The Drunken Piper/The Girl I Left Behind Me/The High Road to Linton
The Eightsome Reel Craigenroan Testing the Water CD 0 R4640:00 0.0
The Eightsome Reel The Occasionals Footnotes CD 17 R464 17:44 32.0 [S] Niel Gow's Farewell to Whisky/Come Let Us Dance and Sing/The Boatie Rows/Mount Stewart House/The Lass o' Gowrie/MacGregor's March/Mrs MacDouall Grant/The Gow Quickstep /The Man at the Loom/Deil Amang the Tailors
The Eightsome Reel Auld Reekie Capital Reels CD+ 3 R464 17:55 32.8 Willie Davie/Roxburgh Castle/Corn Rigs/Gillan's Reel/Drumleys/Jock Wilson's Ball/Come Let Us Dance and Sing/Loch Earn/Back o' Bennachie
The Eightsome Reel Bill Clement Piper's Choice CD 16 R464 18:18 34.3 Deil Amang the Tailors/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The High Road to Linton/Tail Toddle/The Kilt is my Delight/The Country Girl and the Hungarian Fiddler/Jock Wilson's Ball/The Fairy Dance/The Ale is Dear
The Eightsome Reel Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Dance Band Step in Time MC 2 R464 18:15 34.1 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/Hey Ho! My Bonny Lass/The Kilt is my Delight/Sandy Duff/The Ale is Dear/Tail Toddle
The Eightsome Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band Scottish Country Dances in Strict Tempo LP 6 R4647:41 31.8 Deil Amang the Tailors/Staten Island/Speed the Plough/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Breakdown/Soldier's Joy/The Mason's Apron
The Eightsome Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band O'er the Border CD+ 9 R4647:41 31.8 Deil Amang the Tailors/Staten Island/Speed the Plough/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Breakdown/Soldier's Joy/The Mason's Apron
The Eightsome Reel Jim MacLeod and his Band Scottish Dance Favourites LP+ 7 R4648:07 33.6 The Marquis of Tullibardine/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Davy Nick Nack/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/Traditional Air/Waves of Tory/A Man's a Man for A' That/Old Highland Air/Kate Dalrymple
The Eightsome Reel Jim MacLeod and his Band The Sound of Scotland LP 8 R4648:07 33.6 The Marquis of Tullibardine/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Davy Nick Nack/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/Traditional Air/Waves of Tory/A Man's a Man for A' That/Old Highland Air/Kate Dalrymple
The Eightsome Reel Jim MacLeod and his Band Golden Hour of Scottish Dancing LP 7 R4648:07 33.6 The Marquis of Tullibardine/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Davy Nick Nack/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/Traditional Air/Waves of Tory/A Man's a Man for A' That/Old Highland Air/Kate Dalrymple
The Eightsome Reel Jim MacLeod and his Band The Sound of Scotland CD 11 R4648:07 33.6 The Marquis of Tullibardine/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Davy Nick Nack/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/Traditional Air/Waves of Tory/A Man's a Man for A' That/Old Highland Air/Kate Dalrymple
The Eightsome Reel SCD Band of the Black Watch Saint Andrew's Ball - Volume 2 CD 1 R464 17:13 29.9
Eightsome Reel Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band The Reel Party CD 1 R464 17:58 33.0 Deil Amang the Tailors/The Breakdown/Soldier's Joy/The Old Grey Cat/The Mason's Apron/Polwart on the Green/Fancy Hornpipe/Staten Island/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
The Eightsome Reel The Muriel Johnstone Trio Dancing Live CD 8 R4648:24 34.8 [S] Deil Amang the Tailors/The Fairy Dance/The Mason's Apron/Soldier's Joy/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Drummer/Rachel Rae/The Apple Tree/The Glenburnie Rant
The Eightsome Reel The Colin Dewar Quartet Book 2. Music for Eleven Traditional Dances +1 CD 12 R4648:30 35.2 [S] Deil Amang the Tailors/Waves of Tory/Polly Stewart/Chinese Dance/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Goodnight and Joy be With You/Saint Columba's Sword/Willie Anderson's Farewell to Dalharn/Dawn Express
The Eightsome Reel The Colin Dewar Quartet Music for Collins Pocket Reference. Vol 2 CD 2 R4648:30 35.2 [S] Deil Amang the Tailors/Waves of Tory/Polly Stewart/Chinese Dance/Lady Mackenzie of Coull/Goodnight and Joy be With You/Saint Columba's Sword/Willie Anderson's Farewell to Dalharn/Dawn Express
Eightsome Reel George Bell and his Band Very Best of George Bell's Scottish Dance Band, The - Vol 2 CD 9 R464 18:05 33.4 Maxwell's Rant/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/The Eight Men of Moidart/Tullochgorum/The Peat Fire Flame/Bratach Bana/Highland Donald/Terribus
Eightsome Reel Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band Dance Date No 3 LP 1 R4640:00 0.0 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/Miss Jean Milligan/Callum Beag/Mrs Hepburn Belches of Invermay/Miss Murray of Lintrose
Half Eightsome Reel Dancing Strings of Scotland Encore CD+ 12 R2724:31 31.9 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman/The Piper of Dundee/Loddie/Far Frae Hame
The Eightsome Reel Auld Reekie More Capital Reels CD+ 1 R464 18:17 34.3 Deil Amang the Tailors/Holyrood House/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Deil among the Mantua-Makers/The Drummer/Miss Susan Cooper/Mrs Gordon of Rafford/The Reel of Tullochgorum
The Eightsome Reel Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Iain MacPhail Celebrates in South America CD 2 R4647:57 32.9 Deil Amang the Tailors/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl/Snouts and Ears of America/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet/The Rose Tree/Staten Island/Callum Beag/The Lass o' Patie's Mill/The Breakdown/Kate Dalrymple
The Eightsome Reel David South and his Scottish Dance Band The Southern Touch CD 14 R4648:34 35.4 [S] Deil Amang the Tailors/Rachel Rae/The East Neuk o' Fife/The Mason's Apron/The Fairy Dance/Loch Leven Castle/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl/Soldier's Joy
Eightsome Reel#1931 Irvine Valley SCD Band Favourite SCDs Vol 1 CD 7 R464 18:23 34.7 Deil Amang the Tailors/The Barrowburn Reel/Always Welcome/Four and Twenty/Cairney Mount/The Apple Tree/The Fairy Dance/The Cairdin O't/Blaikie's Back Yard
The Eightsome Reel Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band Jim Cameron's Scottish Dance Band Vol 2 CD 1 R160 12:46 33.2 Earl of Crawford's/Willie Davie/Roxburgh Castle/Fancy Hornpipe
The Eightsome Reel Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 1 CD 17 R464 17:38 31.6 The High Road to Linton/The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Mason's Apron/Rachel Rae/Deil Amangst the Tailors/The Drummer
The Eightsome Reel Rob Gordon and his Band The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 2 CD 17 R464 16:55 28.6 Timour the Tartar/Rachel Rae/Mrs Hay/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/Mrs Macpherson of Inveran/Willie Davie/The Kilt is my Delight/The Apple Tree/Clean Pease Strae
The Eightsome Reel Jimmy Shand and his Band King of the Button Box Vol 2 CD 7 R176 13:07 34.0 The Mason's Apron/The Breakdown/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
The Eightsome Reel The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band Are ye askin'? - The Reel Party CD 6 R4648:09 33.7 Deil Amang the Tailors/Saint Anne's/Aiken Drum/Duncan Gray/Staten Island/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Mason's Apron/Soldier's Joy
The Eightsome Reel The Lochside Ceilidh Band All Set Volume One CD 20 R464 18:16 34.2 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/The Breakdown/Soldier's Joy/The Rakes of Mallow
The Eightsome Reel Ian Hutson & his Scottish Dance Band The Dashing White Sergeant CD 19 R4648:07 33.6 Deil Amang the Tailors/Calum Donaldson/Chadwick's Bog/Merryn's Reel/Mickie Ainsworth/John Spence o' Uyeasound/Pottinger's Reel/Maggie's Reel/Deil Amang the Tailors
The Eightsome Reel Jim Lindsay and his Band The Black Watch Ball CD 5 R4648:13 34.0 Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/Hey Ho! My Bonny Lass/The Kilt is my Delight/Sandy Duff/The Ale is Dear/Tail Toddle/Sandy Duff/The Ale is Dear/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
Eightsome Reel#1931 George Bell and his Band Twenty Scottish Dance Bands Vol 2 CD 20 R4848:14 32.7 Maxwell's Rant/Jean Kirkpatrick's Fancy/The Eight Men of Moidart/Tullochgorum/The Peat Fire Flame/Braddoch Banner/Highland Donald/Terribus
Eightsome Reel#1931 Bobby MacLeod and his Band Highland Accordion Maestro CD 8 R4847:54 31.3 Deil Amang the Tailors/Rachel Rae/The Drummer/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Fairy Dance/Sandy Duff/Angus Campbell/Soldier's Joy/The High Road to Linton
Eightsome Reel The Pictish Players sailing by CD 2 R464 17:59 33.0
Eightsome Reel The Pictish Players Honky-tonk Chateau CD 2 R464 17:59 33.0
The Eightsome Reel Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band Music for the Commonwealth Ceilidh CD 13 R464 18:17 34.3 Deil Amangst the Tailors/Sleepy Maggie/Jenny Dang the Weaver/The High Road to Linton/The Black Bear

The Eightsome Reel 4S · R464

Part A

1–
All C circle8 and back
9–
1W+2W+3W+4W RHA, holding P LH ; all C veer right NHJ to bring M to the middle for LHA back to places, M holding P RH.
17–
All C set to partners twice ; turn partners once BH, to finish facing partners in original places
25-40
All C G-Chain (2 skip change par hand) to own places, finishing facing the centre (no polite turn)

Part B

1–
1W moves to centre, and dances alone (any suitable reel steps) while{} 1M+2c+3c+4c circle7 and back
9–
1W sets to and turns P BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (3M) BH
17–
1W+1M+3M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 1M, 1W stays in the centre at the end
25–
Repeat bars 1-8
33–
1W sets to and turns M on right (4M) BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (2M) BH
41–
1W+4M+2M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 4M, at the end 1W resumes her original place, and 2W moves into the centre

Repeat part B 7 times, with 2W, 3W, 4W, 1M, ... 4M each in turn in the centre. On bars 9- the W/M in the centre first sets to the P, then to the opposite M/W. In bars 33- the W/M first sets to the M/W on the L (seen from inside) of her/his original position, then the M/W opposite.
repeat part A

The Eightsome Reel 4S · R464

Introduction

1-8
All circle 8H round & back
9-16
Ladies dance RH across (partners on their left) in St Andrews Cross formation, change to Men dancing LH across in centre back to places
17-24
All set to partners twice & turn 2H
25-40
All dance Grand Chain (2 bars per hand)

Dance: - 8 times through firstly with 1L in centre, then 2L, 3L, 4L, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M

1-8
With 1L in centre of dance setting (special steps?) the others dance 7H round & back
9-16
1L sets to partner & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets & turns 3rd Man
17-24
1L dances reel of 3 with partner & 3rd Man passing partner LSh
25-32
1L sets in centre while others circles 7H round & back
33-40
1L sets to 4th Man & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets to 2nd Man & turns 2H
41-48
1L dances a reel of 3 with 4M+2M across dance passing 4M LSh & 1L retires to place as 2L goes into centre

Finale

1-40
Repeat Introduction

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