MACDONALD OF KEPPOCH M-((S2x32)+(R2x32)) Sq. set
Chris Ronald RSCDS Book 49
1s+3s dance 6 bars of R&Ls (Men dance polite turn) to finish in centre
B-to-B with partner facing sides (1L-2L, 1M-4M, 3L-4L, 3M-2M)
All dance reels of 4 across, finishing with 1s+3s up/down in centre,
Ladies facing each other with partners behind them
1s+3s dance reel of 4, Ladies pass RSh to begin and therefore all pass
LSh at ends, finishing in original places facing partner
All turn partner 1¼ RH into promenade hold facing anti-clockwise
All promenade one place anti-clockwise
Repeat in strathspey time and then twice in reel time
The title of the dance refers to the clan of which the Ronald family is a sept.
The MacDonalds of Keppoch are descended from Alistair Carrach Macdonald who was a younger son of Good John
of Islay, Lord of the Isles, 6th chief of Clan Donald and his second wife Margaret Stewart, daughter of King Robert
II of Scotland.
Septs of Clan MacDonald of Keppoch include the following:
Alexander, Sanderson, MacGillivantic, MacGilp, Macglasrich, MacKillop, MacPhilip, Philipson, Ronald, Ronaldson.
The family of MacRanald - a very ancient, rare name - now mainly spelled McReynolds, was also a branch of the
The MacDonalds of Keppoch were without a chief for over 150 years until the 13th September 2006 when Ranald
Alasdair MacDonald was acknowledged as the lawful chief by the Lyon Court, following a 30 year fight for the
right to use the ancient title of Mac Mhic Raonuill.