Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Telford Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TELFORD HORNPIPE (R8x32) 4C set Pat Clark Inverness Diamond Jubilee Collection

1- 4 1s dance down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s set and ½ turn partner RH to end facing down in Allemande hold
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande (down to start). (3)(1)(2)
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance ½ reel of 3 with 3s and 1s crossing down from top, 2s turn RH 1½ times while 1s+3s turn on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH) 213
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Information

This dance was originally titled Away Tae Moray when it appeared in Corberry Collection and renamed The Telford Hornpipe when included in Inverness Diamond Jubilee Collection.

Telford is a large town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles (48 km) west of Birmingham.

The town of Telford is named after the civil engineer Thomas Telford.

Telford Image
Footbridge At Telford
The ironwork on this footbridge was originally cast in 1818 for a bridge at Cound in Shropshire, built by Thomas Telford.
It was rescued and reused in this footbridge in Telford's town centre

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Text from this original Telford article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Gordon Cragg under this Creative Commons Licence.

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