The Balmoral Schottische barndance

Also known as The Balmoral.

The Balmoral Schottische has been added to 1 tune set.

The Balmoral Schottische has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Balmoral Schottische
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F>G |A>FD>F A2 (3gfe | d>cB>A G2 G>A | B>GE>G B2 e<d | c>AB>^G A2 (3EF=G |
A2 (3DEF A2 f>e | d2 (3cBA g2 e>d | c>BA>^G A2 (3ba=g | (3fgf d>c d2 :|
|: d>c |B>FD>F B2 (3cde | f>ed>c B2 c>B | A>EC>E A2 (3Bcd | e>d (3cdB A2 (3edc |
B2 (3DEF B>cd>e | f2 (3edc d>cB>A | c2 (3A^GA A>=GF<E | (3DDD d2 [D2d2] :|

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"The Balmoral Schottische" ~ C: James Scott Skinner

Weejie directed me here ~ (SSI)

And here’s the basics of ABCs for that ~

X: 2
T: Balmoral Schottische, The
C: James Scott Skinner
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Schottische
K: DMaj
|: F>G |\
A>FD>F A2 f>e | d>cB>A G2 G>A | B>GE>G B2 e>d | c>AB>^G A2 F>=G |
A>FD>F A2 f>e | d>cB>A G2 e>d | c>BA>^G A>ba>=g | f2 d2 d2 :|
|: d>c |\
B>FD>F B>cd>e | f>ed>c B2 c>B | A>EC>E A>Bc>d | e>dc>B A2 d>c |
B>FD>F B>cd>e | f>ed>c d>cB>A | c>BA>^G A>=GF>E | D2 d2 d2 :|

This is an extension of this little fracas ~ 😏

[Highland Schottische

This dance dates from 1855, when it was
originally known as ‘The Balmoral Schottische’,
and is the only surviving Scottish schottische.
For many purist Scottish country dancers it is
probably the only round the room dance for
couples which does not meet with a measure of
disapproval. In true schottische fashion it
comprises four bars which are characteristic of
the dance followed by two bars of common
schottische step and two of step-hops.
Effectively the first four bars comprise a bar of a
typical Highland (fling) step followed by a
common schottische step, repeated contra. The
first and third bars should correctly be described
as a ‘rigadoon’ step. The dance is performed by
couples in a circle round the room, all
progressing counter-clockwise, however, there
are at least eight different variations in the
manner in which the dance is performed in
different places. Two of these one published by
Maclennan and the other traditionally performed
in Silbury include a promenade and do not
conform to the traditional eight bar pattern of a
In the Western Islands, the ‘Highland
Schottische’ is known as the ‘Stealing Dance’
and is usually performed as a ‘gentleman’s
excuse me’: any man may interpose himself
between another couple and continue the dance
with the lady of his choice. This custom is also
followed in parts of North America, where the
dance is known as ‘Tag’ (see also The Thistle).]

For what it’s worth.