The Branch has been developing a series of videos to demonstrate for its members some of the newer or more complex dances  to be found on dance programmes.  These are now available on its YouTube channel. The  following are direct links to those  we have recently  recorded:


Videos of  all  of the dances from our Anniversary Book on our YouTube channel.      Diagrams by Keith Rose are also here – we are grateful to Keith for providing these for us to publish here. Teaching Points Anniversary dances  for the dances are also available from this link

Dance No. 1 Young at Heart  32-bar jig 3 couples in 4 couple set 

Dance No. 2 September in Skye  32-bar strathspey 3 couples in 3 couple longwise  set

Dance No. 3 Farewell to Portrush  32-bar jig for three couples in a 4 couple longwise set TO PORTRUSH - 8x32 J - Lucy Mulholland

Dance No. 4 The Wardrobe 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set WARDROBE, THE - 8x32 R - John Campbell

Dance No. 5 Set in Roosendaal Medley 2×32-bar strathspey and 2×32-bar jig 4 couples square set ; SET IN ROOSENDAAL - 2x32 S + 2x32 J - Lucy Mulholland

Dance No.6 Rainbow’s End  32-bar reel for three couples in a four couple longwise set;RAINBOW'S END - 8x32 R - Peter B J Campbell

Dance No. 7 The Orchards of Co. Armagh  32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple longwise set OF CO. ARMAGH, THE - 3x32 S - Jinty Anderson

Dance No. 8 A Glint in the Eye 32-bar jig for 4 couples in a 4 couple longwise set IN THE EYE, A - 4x32 J - Patrick Brunskill

Dance No.9 Snow in Summer 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set IN SUMMER - 8x32 S - Dorothy Bell

Dance No. 10 Platinum Skies 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set; PLATINUM SKIES - 8x32 R - Ruth Clarke

Dance No. 11 Comber Car Park: 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple longwise set. CAR PARK - 3x32 S - Kathrine Burke

Dance No. 12 Bunker Hill 48-bar jig 4 couples square set HILL - 4x48 J - John Campbell

Dance No. 13 The Lonely Honeybee  32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set HONEYBEE, THE - 8x32 R - Dorothy Bell

Dance No. 14 Humours of California 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set OF CALIFORNIA - 8x32 S - John Wilkinson

NEW YEAR’S  HONOURS 2017      Order of the British Empire  Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

ELMA MCCAUSLAND  MBE  for services to Scottish Country Dancing –  for information see the members page.   The Branch celebrates Elma’s honour with her and is pleased to share  a dance devised by Lucy Mulholland “Elma McCausland MBE” with original tune  by Marian Anderson specially composed for Elma  and recorded along with the tune “Cecil McCausland” by Nan Main also appropriate for the dance  as an alternative tune.  is also on video here

ELMA MCCAUSLAND MBE - 4x40 J - Lucy Mulholland




GLENOE - 3x32 S - Daphne Jones



Peggy Spouse MBE  A 32 bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple set, devised by John Wilkinson, and published in Book 46.

The Dream Catcher  A 96 bar strathspey for 4 couples in a square set, devised by Eileen Orr and published in Book 45.

 Follow Me Home   An 8×32 bar jig for 3 couples in a 4 couple set


Rosalie’s Birthday Reel 88 bar reel in a square set devised by Hazel Convery, Dublin  (this is on the 5oth Anniversary dance programme of Dublin club on 29th May 2016)

The Saltire Society Reel   8x 32 reel for 4 couples   R Goldring

Enniskillen Dragoons  4×32  jig Scottish Country Dance,  4C set Tom Izbicki Jean Patrick Collection

Torridon Lassies 8×40 J

The Dumfries Lad 3×32 S

Burns Bicentenary Strathspey 4×32 S



City of Belfast          

The Festival Man    

The Golden Years   

The Newburgh Jig  


DANCES   St Andrews Ball programme 28th November 2015

The Pele Tower         

Kilkenny Castle        


Gardeners’ Fantasia 


City of Stirling           



For other information about demonstration activities see below:

Some demonstration team members with Ralph McLean at "The Gaitherin" recording October 2014 for BBC NI

Some demonstration team members with Ralph McLean at “The Gaitherin” recording October 2014 for BBC NI

Our experienced team of dancers provide short dancing displays at both indoor and outdoor events such as local festivals and  fund raising concerts, annual shows or other functions. The demonstration team can perform for a short display as part of a programme or host a longer session where we combine the demonstration of Scottish dancing  with some simpler dances and Ceilidh dancing  for people who wish to join in and experience some of the Scottish dance culture.  

The  team is in demand at various church and other social organisations,  for young and old alike.  For example  we are regularly asked to entertain overseas students,  where the young people really enjoy watching and joining in Scottish dancing; and the team is also in great demand for entertaining residents in care homes.  The lively music and spectacle of the dance movements appeal to all age groups. 

The demonstration secretary will discuss with you what you see as your organisation’s particular needs and get details of the length of time required, the type of audience/ whether or not it is demonstration only or has audience participation etc.  

Please send your  enquiry by email to:


Cribs of unpublished  dances which have been requested

The Jaccaranda Tree  by the late Betty Smith,  former Branch teacher and Chairman   (kindly shared with the Branch by Linda Cooper)


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