Modern Country Dances

in the Scottish Tradition

My dance books are no longer available in print,

but a number of the more popular dances can now be found on this site.


#1 - The Rhone Valley Dances

CIRCASSIAN JIG,  a 32-bar jig for 2-cp sets round the room.  

DANCERS ANONYMOUS,  an 8 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

FLOWERS by the LOCH,  a 32-bar spey for 3 cps in a 3-cp set.  

KIRKINTILLOCH, **  a 32 bar spey for 3 cps in a 3-cp set.  

LET'S DANCE before it RAINS, **  an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

RAPHAEL'S RANT,  an 8 x 40-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

SCHAUCHLIN JAMIE, **  an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

SCOTS AROUND the WORLD, **  a 5 x 32-bar reel for 5 cps.

WAYS and MEANS,  an 8 x 32 bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

WITH the MALT above the MEAL,  an 8 x 32 bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

** : see below.

#2 - Alpine Valley Dances.

A TOUR IN TURIN,  an unusual 8 x 40-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

DELPHINE'S DELIGHT,  a 4 x 32-bar strathspey, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

ERSKINE BRIDGE,  an 8 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

HONOUR YOUR PARTNER,  a 4 x 48-bar reel, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

LIKE A FIRE TO HEATHER SET,  a (fast) 8 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

MARIANNE'S THISTLE, **  a 4 x 32 bar jig, 4 cps in 4-cp set.  

MICHAEL'S CEILIDH BAND, **  a 4 x 32 bar jig, square set.  

MIRKWOOD MERE,  an 8 x 32-bar strathspey, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

ROSS STRATHSPEY,  a 3 x 32-bar spey, 3 cps in 3-cp set.  

WELCOME TO GRENOBLE, **  a 4 x 32-bar jig for 4 cps in 4-cp set.  

#3 - Valleys of Dauphiné

A WEDDING IN DAUPHINE  an easy 4 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

FALLS of FYERS  a 4 x 32-bar reel, 4 cps in 4-cp set.  

HOMAGE to BACH  a 5 x 40-bar reel, a fugue for 5 cps.  

OLD FRIENDS RETURN  an 8 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

RAIN in the SPRING  an 8 x 32-bar strathspey, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

SPRACKLIN up the BRAES  an 8 x 40-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

ST ANDREWS LINKS, **  an 8 x 40-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

TARTAN SHAWL **  an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.  

TRIP to the DAUPHINE  a 4 x 32-bar reel, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

WITH CONTROLLED ABANDON  a jig for 4 trios in a square.

#4 - Peaks and Valleys

A WELL-EARNED REST a 60-bar reel (8 x 32 bars), 3 cps in 4-cp set.

AN ALPINE CASCADE an 8 x 32-bar reel, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

DRAGON & SERPENT a 4 x 32-bar spey, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

EARLY ONE EVENING an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

GENEVIEVE'S REEL, ** a 4 x 48-bar reel for 4 couples, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

HIGH in the SKY an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

LADIES FIRST an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

PEAKS of the CUILLINS a 4 x 32-bar jig, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, ** an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

SPRING in the AIR, ** an 8 x 32-bar spey , 3 cps in 4-cp set.

THE GLASSHOUSE an 8 x 32-bar spey, 3 cps in 4-cp set.



# 5 - Scots in France

A JEALOUS SCOT an 4 x 48-bar reel, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

A KISS in MAY a 4 x 32-bar spey, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

CHANGE of HEART, ** an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

GORDON STRATHSPEY, ** a 3 x 32-bar spey , 3 cps in 3-cp set.

GREEN FRINGE JIG an 8 x 32-bar jig, 3 cps in 4-cp set.

LYNN of LORNE a 5 x 32-bar jig, 5 cps in 5-cp set.

MARTIN'S HAREM a 5 x 32-bar jig, 5 cps in 5-cp set.

SCOTS in FRANCE, ** a 5 x 40-bar j/r, 5 cps in 5-cp set.

ST MARTIN'S CROSS, ** a 4 x 32-bar reel, 4 cps in 4-cp set.

The CEILIDH BAND a challenging 5 x 32-bar reel, 5 cps in 5-cp set.

The ROAD to RUM a 4 x 40-bar j/r, 4 cps in 4-cp set.



** These dances are available

Scots in France, R, 5cps; Schauchlin Jamie J; Genevieve's Reel, 4 cps; Tartan shawl J; Spring in the Air, 4-cp spey;

St Martin's Cross, 4-cp demo dance.

Introduction (personal)

Scottish Country Dance

Danse écossaise

(en français)

Dance groups & clubs in France

A few modern country dances in the Scottish tradition

SCD events, Grenoble

Le Chardon du Dauphiné

(club  de Grenoble)

Booklets
of my modern country dances

Dance  holiday, 2008, Trieves

Previous dance holidays

in the Alps

Dance holiday 2009 ?

contact :

 mj.sheffield@orange.fr

True story :Prisoner in the Sahara

Histoire vraie :Prisonnier au Sahara

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Atheism (freedom from fear & superstition)