Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Castle Campbell

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CASTLE CAMPBELL (S4x40) 4C set Peter Hastings Acme Collection

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RSh round 3s to end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and pass LH to 2nd place own sides
17-24 2s+1s also 3s+4s Set&Link, all set and cross RH
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way, set and petronella turn into line in centre facing partner
33-40 3s+4s also 2s+1s dance Highland Schottische Poussette:-
' 3s/2s set Highland Schottische step with both hands joined dancing out to Men's side while 4s/1s set and dance out to Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 3s/2s dance Highland Schottische down Men's side and 4s/1s up Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 4s/1s+3s/2s dance Highland Schottische into centre to reform line of 4 in middle with couples having changed places
' 4s/1s+3s/2s ¾ turn partners with both hands to own sides to end 4312

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


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Castle Campbell is a medieval castle situated above the town of Dollar, Clackmannanshire, in central Scotland. It was the lowland seat of the earls and dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, from the 15th to the 19th century, and was visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, in the 16th century.

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