Traquair House (Stein)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTRAQUAIR HOUSE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ben Stein
1- 8 1s turn RH 1½ times, cast 1 place and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh and dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners end facing 3rd corners (1st corner person)
17-24 1s set and turn 3rd corners, set and turn 4th corners and end facing 3rd corners
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 on sides giving LSh to 3rd corners and cross to 2nd place opposite sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round ½ way to left and turn partners RH
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationAlso see the dance Traquair House (Houston) by C Houston.
Traquair House, approximately 5 miles south of Peebles is claimed to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland and is the home of Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair with her family in the house today (2017).
Built in the style of a fortified mansion, and not strictly a castle, it predates the Scottish Baronial style of architecture, and may have been one of the influences on this style.
Traquair House is built on the site of a hunting seat used by the Scottish kings from the 12th century, though no part of the present building can be dated with certainty before the 15th century.
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