Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Achamore House

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ACHAMORE HOUSE (S4x32) 4C set Moira Stacey Gigha Set

1- 8 1s dance down nearer hands joined and cast up into 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 3-4); ½ reels of 4 on sides (Men RSh, Ladies LSh)
9-16 All set, 1s+2s cast down/up 1 place (3s/4s step down/up 11-12) to end 4123; 1s+2s circle 4H round to left
17-20 1L+4M, 3L+2M set, ¾ turn 2H to end BtoB up/down centre, Ladies pull back RSh to face partner while 1M, 4L, 3M and 2L cross dance and cast to face partner in centre
21-24 All set, turn RH into promenade hold facing up
25-32 4 couple Allemande.

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

Dance Information

Achamore House is a mansion on the Isle of Gigha, Scotland.

It was built in 1884 for Lt-Col William James Scarlett, and the extensive gardens were laid out by Sir James Horlick from 1944.

The house is protected as a category B listed building, while the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

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Achamore House mansion on the Isle of Gigha, Scotland
Achamore House, Gigha

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