Traquair House (Houston)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTRAQUAIR HOUSE (R4x48) 4C set C Houston
1- 8 All dance in, pivot to right and dance out through next place on right back to own places and chase clockwise ½ way to 4321 on opposite sides
9-16 All dance pas-de-basque Coupe
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides with 2s+3s passing RSh at end of reel
25-32 4s+3s dance LH across while 2s+1s RH across once round and change wheels beginning with 2L passing in front of 3L to end 1234 opposite sides
33-40 All set, cross RH and turn RH into prom hold
41-48 1s+2s also 3s+4s Promenade (separately) with 1s following 4s to the bottom as 2s complete their promenade. 2341
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance Instruction VideosTraquair House (Houston) - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationAlso see the dance Traquair House (Stein) by B Stein.
Traquair House, approximately 5 miles south of Peebles is claimed to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland. It is 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.
It 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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