Black Mountain Reel

32 bar Reel.

Figure 1 for Black Mountain Reel Figure 2 for Black Mountain Reel

Fig. 1

1-8 lst and 3rd. couples cross over, giving right hands, cast off one place.
(2nd and 4th couples moving up on 3-4), dance half figures of eight round the couples above them and cross over to first corners, giving left hands to partners.

9-16 1st and 3rd couples turn corners and partners - first corners by the right hand, partners left hand, second corners right hand, partners left hand - and finish facing corners again, ready for

17-24 Diagonal reels of four, 1st and 3rd couples with their first corners (see Fig. 1). They finish passing partners left shoulder, ready for

25-28 Right hands across once round 1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th couple, 3rd man with 5th couple (see Fig. 2).

29-32 1st and 3rd couples turn partners by the left hand and cast off one place on own sides (4th and 5th couples moving up on 31-32).

Repeat with couples now in 1st and 3rd places beginning.

Dance devised by Derek Haynes (Lancaster)

Suggested tune: Trumpet Hornpipe (Kerr's Caledonian Coll., p. 25).

Copyright, 1968, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.30.