Dance Angus MacLeod 153

Reel · 64 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2143)

Devised by
Alex T Queen (1969)
Intensity
4884 8888 0440 12 12 12 12 6886 0880 0880 0880 = 73% (1 turn), 73% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Spring Points
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music
Extra info
Twice through only!

The pattern ...

Twice through only!

The pattern represents the Black Watch cap badge design. In some areas the custom is that inner dancers who pass to corners do not first swivel to face inwards, but, like those in the centre, swivel during the setting.

A comment made by David Queen on the Scottish Country Dance teachers (07/2017): "Dad wrote the dance in 1969 and the first version started with a reel of 4 on the sides, then he changed it to the dance in movement which defines the dance."

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Angus Macleod Jim Johnstone and his Band Take the Floor MC 16 R64 22:20 35.0 Angus MacLeod/MacGregor's March
Angus MacLeod Drummond Cook and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 6 CD 14 R64 22:29 37.2 [S] Angus MacLeod/The Reel of Tullochgorum
Angus MacLeod Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Band Strictly Scottish Volume Two CD+ 1 R64 22:19 34.8 Angus MacLeod/Aiken Drum
Angus MacLeod Rob Gordon and his Band Caledonian Ball, The - Vol 1 LP 10 R64 20:00 0.0 Angus MacLeod/Bratach Bana
Angus MacLeod The Craigellachie Band Bath Scottish Dancers LP 6 R64 22:17 34.2 Angus MacLeod/Newbury Caledonian Society
Angus MacLeod McBain's Scottish Country Dance Band Authentic Scottish Dancing Music LP 9 R64 22:15 33.8 Angus MacLeod/Pulling Bracken
Angus MacLeod McBain's Scottish Country Dance Band Scottish Country Dancing LP 9 R64 22:15 33.8 Angus MacLeod/Pulling Bracken
Angus MacLeod Jimmy Shand and his Band Dancing Through Scotland LP 6 R64 20:00 0.0 Angus MacLeod/The Ennis Reel
Angus MacLeod Jimmy Blair and his Scottish Dance Band Hielan' Laddie LP 2 R64 20:00 0.0 Angus MacLeod/Garry Blair
Angus MacLeod Rob Gordon and his Band Scotch Mist LP 10 R64 20:00 0.0 Wha Saw the Forty Twa/Bratach Bana
Angus MacLeod John MacGregor Scottish Dance Band Country Dance Style LP 4 R64 20:00 0.0 Angus MacLeod/Come Let Us Dance and Sing
Angus MacLeod Bill Douglas and his Scottish Dance Band South of the Grampians LP 1 R64 80:00 0.0
Angus Macleod Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw Scottish Dance Band Quick Here's Anither Yin CD 14 R64 22:19 34.8 [S] Angus MacLeod/Aiken Drum
Angus MacLeod Rob Gordon and his Band Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Vol 2 CD 10 R64 22:19 34.8 Angus MacLeod/Bratach Bana
Angus MacLeod Iain MacPhail and Friends Reflecting on Rankine CD 16 R64 22:20 35.0 Angus MacLeod/Jock and Dolly Leiper/Kathleen's Reel/Menstrie Castle
Angus MacLeod Peter Davidson and his Band Peter Davidson and his Inverness Country Dance Band CD 2 R64 22:23 35.8 Angus MacLeod/Aiken Drum
Angus MacLeod Andrew Rankine and his Band Scottish Dance Band Greats Vol 1 CD 5 R64 22:13 33.2 Angus MacLeod/Aiken Drum

Angus MacLeod 4/4L · R64

When setting in the centre, the turn is on the second PdB

1–
2c+3c (called »centres«) dance in and face diagonally in | set NHJ with turn R to face 1c+4c (= »cnrs«) ; all pass Rsh and face in diagonally | all set, cnrs swiveling R to face out
9–
All pass Rsh and face in diagonally | all set, centres turning R about ; cnrs turn centres RH
17-32
Centres LHA to face own cnrs again ; intersecting diagonal Reels4{12} (use ½ LHA in {2} to pass in the middle)
33–
Centres change places with P LH (2W & 3M polite turn) to face new cnrs, set to cnrs ; turn that cnr by outside hand (centres pass through top/bottom of the set) back to centre facing each other diagonally
41–
Centres set and 4 spring points ; repeat
49–
Centres dance (NHJ) out at own ends and cast round to centre again facing diagonally in ; set and 4 points
57–
Centres dance (NHJ) out at opposite ends (3c make arch for 2c) | cast L (NHJ) (2c round 4W and 3c round 1M), and on to own end of set (cnrs step in to centre places, to order 2,1,4,3)

Repeat once with new centres and cnrs
In some areas the inner dancers who pass to corners stay facing out, and swivel to face inwards during the setting.

Angus MacLeod 4/4L · R64

1-8
2s+3s dance into middle & face diagonally in & all set, turn R about to face corners, change pl passing RSh with corners & set turning R about
9-16
Corners dance out as 2s+3s dance into middle passing RSh & all set, 2s+3s turn R about & turn corners RH once back to middle
17-32
2s+3s LH across once round to face corners, all dance double diagonal reels of 4 giving LH in middle, corners end in original places
33-40
2s+3s change places with partners LH to face ptnrs crnr & set, all turn crnr with nearer hand (2s+3s dance out ends & cast back to middle)
41-48
2s+3s face diagonally in, Set & Points twice
49-56
2s+3s dance out own ends & cast (individually) back into middle again to Set & Points
57-64
2s+3s dance out opp ends (3s making an arch), couples cast round left corner & dance out other end while corners step up/down. 2 1 4 3

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