Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Newcastleton Reel

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THE NEWCASTLETON REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s dance in and cast 1 place (2s step up), dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s, 1s LSh to 1st corners)
17-24 1s set and cross RH, set and ¾ turn LH
25-32 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple

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

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Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm as it is known locally, is a village in the Scottish Borders, a few miles from the border of Scotland with England.
Newcastleton was laid out in 1793 to the plan of Mr Keir of Whithaugh for the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch as a handloom-weaving village with gridded streets and lanes.

Newcastleton - North Hermitage Street

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