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eightsome

(ˈeɪtsəm)
n
1. a group of eight people
2. dancing an eightsome reel
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Noun1.eightsome - eight people considered as a unit
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
2.eightsome - a Scottish reel for eight dancers
Scottish reel, reel - a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
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Numerous "extras" were played, eightsome reels being much in request.'(44) Logan & Co.'s association with the 'Eightsome Reel' was not limited to the Northern Meeting.
Versions closely similar to those in Atkinson, The Blair Atholl Eightsome Reels, and The Skye Eightsome appear in ballroom guides issued by Cosmo Mitchell (Aberdeen, c.1905), Robertson (Brechin, c.
The earliest of these published settings, Lady Helen Forbes's arrangements for The Blair Atholl Eightsome Reels, stands out from the others in two ways.
The iconography of the Highland soldier has a special association with the 'Eightsome Reel', as illustrated by the Blair Atholl Eightsome Reels pamphlet.
And forget eightsome reels - his designs are perfect for a much more modern sort of dancing.
"We danced eightsome reels, dashing white sergeants and, yes, some gay gordons.
Endless tapes of Andy Stewart, eightsome reels, and finally a trip to the orthopaedic ward after a collision during Auld Lang Syne better than anything you'll ever see on Police Camera Action.
She'll be back doing those eightsome reels in no time."
We are very grateful for everyone's kind thoughts." Charles added: "I have no doubt she will be up and about doing eightsome reels again in no time."
Everyone had a wonderful time and we danced eightsome reels, dashing white sergeants and, yes, some Gay Gordons.
Prince Charles visited a bagpipe school yesterday and joked: "My gran will be doing eightsome reels in no time."
"She is utterly unstoppable and I'm sure she'll be up doing eightsome reels very quickly."