Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Up And Doon The Gallowgate

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

UP AND DOON THE GALLOWGATE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Autumn Collection 83

1- 8 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s
9-16 1s (nearer hands joined) set to 2L while 3s set to 2M, 1s set to 3s while 2s set across, 1s set to 2M while 3s set to 2L, 1s set to 3s while 2s set across
17-24 1s and 3s change places RH with opposite person into RH across ½ way and chase clockwise ½ way (outside 2s)
25-32 3s+2s+1s dance Poussette

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Gallowgate is a notable historic thoroughfare in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, with historical significance and a vibrant cultural presence. Situated in the East End of Glasgow, the Gallowgate runs eastward from the city center and is part of the A89 road.

Having deep historical roots, dating back to medieval times, it was once a route leading to the city's gallows, where public executions were carried out.

It is lined with a mix of historic and modern buildings. Notable structures include the Barrowland Ballroom, an iconic music venue with a distinctive neon sign, and St. Andrew's in the Square, a restored 18th-century church.

Over the years, the Gallowgate has evolved into a cultural hub. The Barrowland Ballroom, in particular, has hosted legendary musical acts, contributing to Glasgow's reputation as a vibrant center for music and entertainment.

The Gallowgate is in close proximity to Celtic Park, the home stadium of Celtic Football Club and is home to a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants, contributing to its role as a lively and diverse part of Glasgow.

In recent years, there have been efforts to regenerate and enhance the Gallowgate area, aiming to preserve its historical character while promoting economic and cultural development.

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