Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hills Of Langholm

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THE HILLS OF LANGHOLM (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 10 Social dances

1- 8 1s+2s set and 1M turns left about and changes place LH with 2M, 1M+3M set to 2L+3L and 1M turns out and change place LH with 3M.
9-16 Reels of 3 on sides, 1L+2L and 3M+1M pass LSh to start. Bars 15-16: 1s cross to 2nd place on opposite sides facing out as 2L dances to top and 3M to 3rd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 2nd corners, 1s turn LH to end in diagonal line between 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s Balance-in-Line, 1s turn LH to end between 1st corners and Balance-in-Line, 1s turn LH to 2nd places own sides

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

Dance Information

Langholm, also known colloquially as the "Muckle Toon", is a burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the River Esk and the A7 road.

The town grew around the textile industry, but is now best-known as the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid and Thomas Telford. The population in 2001 was 2,311.


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