Dance Schiehallion 5915

Medley · 128 bars (S64+R64) · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Hugh A Thurston (1971)
Intensity
no bar count made = 92% (1 turn), 93% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Highland, Highland Schottische, Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
Schiehallion (pronounced shee-HALL-i-en, from the ...

Schiehallion (pronounced shee-HALL-i-en, from the Gaelic sidh chailleann) is a mountain in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It overlooks Loch Tummel and is 1,083 m high, which makes it a Munro. Seen from the west its shape is an almost perfect cone, and it is reasonably easy to climb with great views.

Being an isolated mountain with a very regular shape, Schiehallion was used in 1774 for an interesting experiment which was supposed to estimate the mass of the Earth by means of the deflection of a pendulum by the mass of the mountain. This experiment was proposed by Charles Mason (1728–1786, an English astronomer who was also instrumental in the definition of the Mason-Dixon line) and carried out by a commission under the direction of the Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811).

The intersection of the line of latitude midway between the most northerly and southerly points on the Scottish mainland and the line of longitude midway between the most westerly and easterly points is very close to the summit of Schiehallion. This means that in a sense the mountain could be seen as the “centre of Scotland”. This, however, presupposes that the most westerly point is Corrachadh Mòr in Ardnamurchan; the completion of the Skye Bridge in 1995 makes Skye technically part of the Scottish mainland and that would throw the calculation off.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Schiehallion Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 2 CD 9 M1283:16 49.0 [S] The Duke of Edinburgh/Robert Campbell/The Light Haired Maid/Smithy's Reel
Schiehallion The Craigellachie Band After the Chord CD+ 11 M1283:12 48.0 [S] The 501st Tactical Missile Wing/The Clumsy Lover
Schiehallion Alastair Hunter & the Lorne Scottish Dance Band Let's Dance Again... MC 6 M1283:18 49.5 Cul Na Cnock/Quiraing/Felicity White/Staffin Bay
Schiehallion Sandy Nixon and his Scottish Dance Band Just What the Doctor Ordered MC 13 M1283:04 46.0 74ths Farewell to Edinburgh/Lumsden's Rant
Schiehallion Drummond Cook and his Scottish Dance Band Tae Gar Ye Loup LP+ 2 M1283:15 48.8 [S] Cuil an Duin/Willie Davie
Schiehallion John MacGregor Scottish Dance Band Invitation to a Scottish Dance LP 10 M1283:11 47.8 John Carmichael's Farewell to Scotland/The Brolum
Schiehallion Jim MacLeod and his Band Scottish Dance Favourites LP+ 9 M1283:02 45.5 Manchester Caledonians/The Miller o' Hirn/Angus Campbell/The Bride's Reel
Schiehallion Jim MacLeod and his Band Scotland Swings Again with the Great Jim MacLeod LP 3 M1283:02 45.5 Manchester Caledonians/The Miller o' Hirn/Angus Campbell/The Bride's Reel
Schiehallion Jim MacLeod and his Band Golden Hour of Scottish Dancing LP 9 M1283:02 45.5 Manchester Caledonians/The Miller o' Hirn/Angus Campbell/The Bride's Reel
Schiehallion Frank Reid and his Band Dance Time LP 5 M1283:11 47.8 The Skye Gathering/John Murray of Lochee
Schiehallion Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Special Requests Volume 4 CD+ 7 M1283:18 49.5 [S] The Duke of Edinburgh/The Clachan/Roddy Ross of Brora
Schiehallion Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Salute t' Scottish Dancing LP 10 M1280:00 0.0 Helen Black of Inveran/Duntroon Castle
Schiehallion Medley Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish Music LP+ 10 M1283:14 48.5 Tullochgorum/Gillie Calum/Clean Pease Strae/The Rejected Suitor
Schiehallion The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band Ah'm askin' - Scottish Country Dances CD 10 M1283:14 48.5 Inverary Castle/Susan MacLeod/The Rejected Suitor/Major David Manson

Schiehallion 4S · M128

Strathspey

1-16
'Chorus' ½G-Chain (1 step/hand, start with P) ; all set H.Schottische to P. Repeat [1-8], M finish in centre & face out
17–
'Diamond' All M dance a fling step (e.g. rocking step) while{8} W Petronella, ending ½ way round
25–
All pairs Turn RH ½, all W ½ LHA ; all turn P RH 1¼ (to places)
33-48
'Chorus' Repeat [1-16], finishing for
49–
'Criss-cross' All ½RHA, W in middle, M outside ; All W dance to place of the M in front while{2} he dances to place of the W in front | Change back the same way (W pass behind M !) to original wheel
57–
Repeat [49-54] | dance out to original positions and clap twice

Reel

65-80
'Chorus' All ½ G-Chain (1 step per hand, start with P) ; all turn P twice with R arm in elbow grip. Repeat [1-8], to places
81–
'Turn and round'1c+3c set advancing and turn opposite BH ; Circle4 L, to places
89–
2c+4c repeat
97-112
'Chorus' Repeat [1-16], W finish facing out
113-128
' Schiehallion Reel' All M dance through the centre to next W's place on R while{2} all W dance loop R to P's place | repeat interchanging M and W ; repeat these 4 bars 3 times to finish in own place

Schiehallion 4S · M128

Strathspey

1-16
All dance Chorus: Grand Chain 1/2 way, set HS, Grand Chain 1/2 way & set HS & Men end BtoB in the middle facing partners
17-24
Men set (rocking step) as Ladies petronella turn & set, petronella turn & set to move 1/2 way round set
25-32
Ladies change pl RH with opp Man, Ladies dance LH across 1/2 way & turn partners RH
33-48
Repeat bars 1-16 (Chorus)
49-56
All dance RH across 1/2 way (Men on outside), all change places with prtnrs advancing 1place & change places again advancing 1 more pl
57-64
All repeat bars 49-56 back to places

Reel

1-16
All dance Chorus: Grand Chain 1/2 way, turn partner with R arms twice, Grand Chain 1/2 way & turn partner R arms twice
17-32
1s+3s set advancing, turn opposite dancer & circle 4H round to left, 2s+4s repeat
33-48
Repeat bars 1-16 (Chorus)
49-64
All dance full Schiehallion Reels (Men start by crossing to the right, Ladies cast & cross (following partner))

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