Dance The Buchan Eightsome Reel 848

Also known as “The Aching Buttsome” (unofficial), “The Buxom Eightsome” (unofficial).

Reel · 400 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
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Intensity
8888 6020 4202 8040 4404 = 45% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
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Recommended Music
NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Buchan Eightsome Reel Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 2 CD 4 R40 106:59 33.5 [S] Timour the Tartar/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 Buchan Eightsome Reel John Renton and his Scottish Dance Band Book 21. Music for Twelve Scottish Country Dances CD+ 8 R40 107:16 34.9 [S] Timour the Tartar/The Mooncoin Reel/Miss Ginning's Fancy/Seamus Meehan's/Good En' Well
The Buchan Eightsome Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2 LP 5 R40 106:58 33.4 [S] Timour the Tartar/The Bride's Reel/The Left Handed Fiddler/Jimmy's Return/Cuttyman and Treladle/The Kilt is my Delight/Inver Lasses/Miss Girdle/The Miller's Fair Daughter
The Buchan Eightsome Reel Rob Gordon and his Band The Kilt is my Delight LP 9 R40 107:08 34.2 Timour the Tartar/Rachel Rae/Mrs May/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/Mrs Macpherson of Inveran/Willie Davie/The Kilt is my Delight/The Apple Tree/Clean Pease Strae
The Buchan Eightsome Reel Jimmy Blair and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Country Dances Volume 2 LP 5 R4000:00 0.0 The Reel of Tullochgorum/Norman Whitelaw/Hey, Johnnie Cope/Callum Beag
The Buchan Eightsome Reel The Commonwealth Ceilidh Band Dances Frae the North, Vols 1, 2 & 3 CD 4 R40 107:14 34.7 [S] Timour the Tartar/The Bride's Reel/As a Thoiseach/Miss Wedderburn/The High Reel
The Buchan Eightsome Reel Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan Hamilton CD 13 R40 106:49 32.7 Timour the Tartar/The Bride's Reel/The Left Handed Fiddler/Jimmy's Return/Cuttyman and Treladle/The Kilt is my Delight/Inver Lasses/Miss Girdle/The Miller's Fair Daughter

The Buchan Eightsome Reel 4S · R400

Part A

1–
Circle8 and back
9–
½ G-Chain, 2 bars/H, (to 3,4,1,2)
17–
All RHA, W inside, NHJ with P (3,4,1,2)
25–
½ G-Chain (to 1,2,3,4)
33–
All LHA, M inside, NHJ with P (1,2,3,4)

Part B

1–
1W sets alone inside, others Circle7 and back
9–
1W sets to P | turn R arm (elbow grip, M raise the free arm) ; 1W+opposite M (3M) set, turn L arm and face M to the L (4M)
17–
1W+M (=4M) set, turn L arm ; 1W+opposite M (2M) set, turn R arm and face R (Partner)
25–
1W+P+M opposite (1M+3M) Reel3, start Rsh to P, at end face L (M raise both arms)
33–
1W+M on the sides (4M+2M) Reel3, start Lsh to 4M

Dance A, then B with inside in turn 1W, 2W, 3W, 4W, then 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M (who dance with the W), finish with A
Memorize: centre dancer Turns R,L,L,R, then Reels Rsh to P, Lsh across

The Buchan Eightsome Reel 4S · R400

Part 1

1-8
All dance 8H round & back
9-16 All dance Grand Chain 1/2 way
17-24 Ladies dance into centre & dance RH across with partners on their left (St Andrews cross) once round
25-32 All dance Grand Chain 1/2 way
33-40 Men dance into centre with partners on their right & dance LH across once round

Part 2

1-8
All circle 7H round & back with 1L in centre who sets
9-16 1L sets to partner & turns RH (Elbow grip), sets to opposite Man & turns LH
17-24 1L sets to M originally on her right & turns LH, sets to opp M & turns RH
25-40 1L dances reel of 3 with partner & opposite Man (RSh to partner) then dances reel with other Men (LSh to M on right), Men raise both arms in reel
Repeat with 2L in centre then 3L, 4L, 1M, 2M, 3M & 4M

Part 3

Repeat Part 1

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