Dance The Deveron Reel 1625

Reel · 40 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
John Drewry (1977)
Intensity
8008 0880 0880 8888 8668 = 67% (1 turn), 67% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music
Extra info
Drewry writes that the river ...

Drewry writes that the river Deveron is one of the major rivers of N.E Scotland. It rises in the hills N.W. of Alford and flows through Huntly being joined by the Bogie. Huntly Castle, home of the Clan Gordon chiefs, was built at this confluence. The Deveron reaches the Moray Firth between the towns of Banff and Macduff.

The Deveron Reel 4/4L · R40

on 2nd chord 3c+4c change sides (1,2,3x,4x)

1–
1c+4c dance in for mirror Fig8 on own side around middle persons (W pass in front)
9–
2c & 3c Fig8 around 1c & 4c respectively, meeting in a circle NHJ
17–
2c+3c set in circle | set swivelling 1¼ R ; LHA to own places
25–
Reels4 on the sides, at end the middle pairs pass with ½LH turn into:
33–
Join RH with end person and BiL twice ; end pairs on sidelines turn RH ½ ; new middle couples ½LHA to new places (2,4,1x,3x)

The Deveron Reel 4/4L · R40

3s & 4s start on opp sides

1-8
1L+4M also 1M+4L dance Figs of 8 on own sides (dance between 2s/3s to start)
9-16
2s dance Fig of 8 round 1s while 3s dance Fig of 8 round 4s meeting in centre to form a circle
17-24
2s+3s set twice (in circle) on 2nd setting pivot right & dance LH across back to original places
25-32
All dance reels of 4 on sides with 2s+3s ending with a 1/2 turn LH onto sides for Balancing in Line
33-40
All Bal-in-Line twice, 1s+2s also 3s+4s 1/2 turn RH on sides, middle couples (4s+1s) dance LH across 1/2 way. 2 4 (1) (3)

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