Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Martello Tower

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MARTELLO TOWER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John S Trew Martello Tower 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own side with 1s dancing in and down to begin
17-24 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and petronella turn into lines of 3 facing down/up (1M between 2s 1L between 3s), all set
25-32 1s petronella turn to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and turn partners 2H

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Martello towers, sometimes known simply as Martellos, are small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the French Revolutionary Wars onwards.
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Martello Tower


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