The Reel

This quarterly magazine is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish Dancing in the Southeast. It contains information about dances, classes and day schools, it reviews new recordings and keeps you up to date with all that’s happening on the Scottish Dance scene.

Members of the London Branch receive a free copy of each issue – choice of electronic or hard copy (see Membership page for more details). If you are not a member, you can order a copy from The Reel subscriptions or subscribe. Non-members may subscribe to be on the mailing list, and clubs can negotiate bulk copies for their members.

For individual subscribers we now offer electronic subscription for £4 for four issues. The electronic Reel will be distributed by emailing a link to the PDF file.

For those wishing to receive a hard copy, the annual cost for individual subscribers is £6 (UK resident), £12 (European resident) or £15 if resident elsewhere. There are special rates for bulk orders. All remittances in sterling please. Cheques payable to RSCDS (London Branch).

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To read backdated issues of The Reel click here. There are also some older issues available here.

Advertising rates are £13 per column inch in black and white, £19.50 per column inch in colour. From Reel 303 advertising rates will be £6 per column cm in black and white, £8.50 per column cm in full colour (3 columns per page). For business and pricing enquiries contact the Business Editor.

To advertise your dance event, send your copy to the Dance Ads Coordinator. The dance ads will also appear in the South East Dance Notices section of this website.

There is also an opportunity to advertise your dance group in the Reel SE Dance Group listings section (price £7.50 per issue). Send your details to the Editorial Team.

We welcome articles and photographs to be included in The Reel. Photographs should be at least 500Kb in size and supplied as separate files by email and preferably uncropped.

If you would like to discuss submitting an article, contact the Editorial Team.

Letters are welcomed and should be sent to the Editorial Team.

Reel 302 featured ads

Solo, duo or trio available for Scottish country dances, classes, weddings, ceilidhs and reeling events. A
Contact Ian Robertson on 01296 630682 or email
Solo accordion for workshops, classes, day schools and ‘smaller functions’. 020 8581 0359 or email
Broadcasting band for Scottish country dances, Reeling, Ceilidhs and Weddings. Any size of band from one to seven with PA to match from 100 to 2000 watts. Particularly interested in any ideas for expansion of ceilidh market. The Granary, Park Lane, Finchampstead, Wokingham RG40 4QL. Tel/Fax: 0118 932 8983 or email
Well established three-piece SCD band, consisting of accordionist, fiddler and drummer. Caller/piper can also be supplied. Available for RSCDS dances, ceilidhs, weddings, reeling. Anywhere, anytime for your function. Please contact Derek Chappell 01206 764232 / Mary Felgate 07866 757401 for further information, or email
Music for Scottish country dancing anywhere, anytime. For further details and availability, please telephone
Peter Jenkins on 020 8581 0359, email or our Ceilidh website
To advertise in the Reel and then have your ad appear here contact our Business Editor or click here
















The Reel – Issue 300

Issue 300 (May – September 2017)

Articles include: – Those men and women who made their Reel mark, The Psychology of Scottish Dancing, How the Violin came to Scottish Dancing, Silver Cross from Then to Now, Back in the Day: Over 66 years of The Reel, Dancing Lives, Letters to the Editor, Roy my Uncle – Personal Reflections of “The Minister off the Loch”.

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