Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Earl Of Home

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE EARL OF HOME (S8x32) 4C set N Gow RSCDS Book 12

1- 8 All 4 couples set, cross (no hands), set and cross back
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back to top
17-24 1s Allemande (4 bars) to end facing 1st corners (2s step up), set to 1st corners and set to 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners and cross RH to own sides

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Earl of Home is a title in the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1605 for Alexander Home of that Ilk, 6th Lord Home.

The Earl of Home holds, among others, the subsidiary titles of Lord Home (created 1473), and Lord Dunglass (1605), in the Peerage of Scotland; and Baron Douglas, of Douglas in the County of Lanark (1875) in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The family seats are The Hirsel, near Coldstream, Berwickshire and Castlemains, near Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Former seats include Douglas Castle (demolished) and Bothwell Castle in the care of the state.

Earl Of Home Image
Cospatrick Home, 11th Earl Of Home; Maria, Countess Of Home; Charles, 12th Earl Of Home; Lucy, Countess Of Home c. 1870


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