jig, another fast Scottish dance which is in compound time (having beats divided into 3 quavers each).
Reels are usually played for the Scottish country dance "The Eightsome Reel" but they can be played for many others too. The notes of a reel are usually short and even, giving the feel of running around. When played on Highland bagpipes reels are often pointed; pointing is the practice of making the rhythm more bouncy by slightly lengthening the first and shortening the second in each pair of notes. Pipe reels are used for the Sword Dance in Highland dancing." />