Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver Castle Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SILVER CASTLE REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Jimmy Taylor Bannockburn 700

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, set advancing, turn partners 2H ¾ round (line up/down middle), and dance out to places, face clockwise
9-16 1M leading, all chase clockwise round finishing in middle with partner ready for...
17-24 1s+2s+3s promenade, 2s dance to top as 1s cast and meet in middle in 2nd place taking prom. hold facing 2M
25-32 1s+2M+3L dance ½ diag. reel of 3 (1s pass 2M RSh), 1s+3M+2L dance ½ diag. reel of 3 (1s pass 3M RSh)
33-40 1s dance out between 2M and 3M (ladies' side), 1M cast up, 1L down to 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s dance ½ R&L. 2s+1s+3s turn RH. 2134

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

Dance Information

This dance was devised to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Stirling Castle Scottish Country Dance Group. The club was founded by Keith Dingley in 1959.

Members initially danced in the gymn of Stirling Castle but the club has since moved out of the Castle.

Over 140 dancers celebrated the Stirling Castle Club's 50th Anniversary in Victoria Hall, Dunblane.

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. It's first mentioned around 1110 AD but probably predates that. It has a commanding presence on a high volcanic rock and in the late 13th and early 14th centuries it played a crucial role in the resisting English efforts to subdue and control Scotland.

Stirling Castle Image
Stirling Castle

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