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2010 July 11 th
THE LOCHALSH REEL (R8x40) Pat Burnett  Skye Collection 2  1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, cross LH, cast 1 place to meet partner in prom hold facing 3M (Lady on Mans left)  9-16 1s dance LSh reel of 3 across with 3s 17-24 1s split to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 25-32 1s dance (nearer hands joined) to top, turn 2s with other hand, cross down between 3s & cast up to 2 nd  place own sides 33-40 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s), pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
Loch Alsh (meaning ‘foaming lake’ in Gaelic) is a sea inlet between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. The name is also used to describe the surrounding country and the feudal holdings around the loch. The loch runs inland about 7½ miles from Kyle of Lochalsh to Ardelve. From there Loch Dulch continues southeast, Loch Long runs deeper into the mountains to the northeast and a narrow strait from the south of Loch Alsh leads to the Sound of Sleat which separates the Isle of Skye from the mainland. This dance, Eilean Ban (also by Pat Burnett), and 6 others including The Beekeeper’s Medley and The Pensioner’s Reel, are published in the Skye Collection Vol.2 by Skye RSCDS Branch. Colin Dewar composed the tune and has recorded it twice.