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The Isca Reel

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The Isca Reel
128 Bar Reel For 4 Couples In A Square Set, Devised By Sue Tyler, Published In Scottish Dance Archives, Volume 4.

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This dance, The Isca Reel was named after Isca Dumnoniorum, also known simply as Isca, a town in the Roman province of Britannia at the site of present-day Exeter in the English county of Devon in the United Kingdom.

Isca Dumnoniorum served as the tribal capital of the Dumnonians under and after the Romans.

The city walls of Exeter (some 70% of which survive) mark the former perimeter of Isca and excavations in the 1970s and 1980s verified that the town was home to a Roman fortress almost certainly for the Second Augustan Legion.

A Map Of Exeter In 1563 Showing The City Walls

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