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Minard Castle

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MINARD CASTLE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) W H Gilroy RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 with 2s+3s on own sides (1s start by dancing up to top and casting)
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) 1s end BtoB in the middle 1L facing 2s and 1M facing 3s
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles up/down set (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s to start) ending in 2nd place own sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

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

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Minard Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion situated on the north-western shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland.

Minard Castle and estate was built to the south of Minard Bay, which itself is south of the village of Minard, on the headland of Minard Point. Minard Castle dates from the 18th century, when it was built by the Campbell family as Knockbuie House and renamed Minard Castle in the mid-nineteenth century, when a new castellated front was added. The house was reconstructed as a Tudor Revival style of mansion in 1842 by John Thomas Rochead. In 1850, William Hamilton extended the house, adding a facade consisting of a number of large rooms to the front of the old mansion.

Minard Castle
Minard Castle

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