Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Amisfield Tower

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AMISFIELD TOWER (S4x32) 4C set William Williamson Amisfield Dances

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set&Link; 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ RH across, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places RH on side. (2)(1)(4)(3)
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-20 1s and 3s cross RH, cast up 1 place while 2s+4s ½ turn RH and lead down 1 place looping into place
21-24 1s dance down nearer hands joined looping into 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 23-24)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2341

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Amisfield Tower is a well-preserved tower house near Tinwald, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland.

There has probably been a stronghold on this site since the twelfth century. The castle has also been known as Hempisfield Tower and it is a Category A listed building.

Amisfield Tower Painting Image
Amisfield Tower, Tinwald, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Drawing by Francis Grose, c. 1789


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